Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Les Paul guitar Google doodle costs business £166m

Les Paul guitar Google doodle has cost business £166 million as office workers became distracted.
Great deals on musical instruments

The Les Paul guitar-inspired Google doodle commemorating what would have been the music innovator's 96th birthday has cost businesses around the world £166 million in lost productivity, according to ExtremeTech.

Google currently has around 740 million visitors – or users – a day accessing its homepage. According to the online technology news provider, on the two days that the Google doodle was up, those 740 million visitors spent "26 seconds more" on the home page than normal.

With a simple mathematical calculation, ExtremeTech worked out that a total of 10.7 million hours was spent "playing the electric guitar" instead of actually working.

Moreover, the doodle in itself was a costly endeavour as it was heavily reliant on a big flash file for sound playback. Otherwise, it was a routine enough design using lightweight HTML5 and JavaScript.

Born in Wisconsin, Les Paul started off playing the harmonica before moving onto the characteristically American banjo.

He finally fell in love with the guitar, although it was his frustration with the electric guitars of the 30s that led him down the road of becoming an inventor.

Although he was responsible for laying the foundations of rock and roll, Les Paul himself was a keen jazz guitarist and enthusiast.

Save Money On Electric Guitars Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800582389-ADNFCR

Posted on 17 Jun 2011 09:28 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.

14 Mar 2017 13:39
thumbnail

Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use

26 Jan 2017 15:13
thumbnail

Palmer's popular pocket amp series extended with bass version

29 Jul 2016 15:43
thumbnail

PreSonus add three new mixers to their StudioLive range.

14 Jun 2016 16:32
thumbnail

Take a look at the new Fender Active Bass Guitars revealed at NAMM 2015.

23 Jan 2015 14:51
thumbnail

Ashdown launch a powerful 75w stereo desktop amp system, John Entwistle pre and power amps and Retroglide 800 bass head.

23 Jan 2015 11:27

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results

17 Mar 2017 14:53
thumbnail

Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over

15 Mar 2017 13:49