Today’s Google Doodle(June 9, 2011) was in honour of the late veteran guitarist Les Paul and boy! is it as addictive as the ‘Pacman’ doodle was. Based on HTML5 it works fine even on IE7 . I do hope they retain it like they did with the ‘Pacman‘(One of the few games you can play in a Websensed office). Most websites also reported that they could actually record those guitar strummings but it seems to be only applicable to people in the US. Also some more enthusiastic people have ended up posting their work on Youtube as well.
Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009)—known as Les Paul—was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible” – Wikipedia
Playing with the doodle was a lot of fun and i am sure that it would lead to a loss in productivity as my office itself is filled with people experimenting with music when there were no supervisors around. This is perhaps the most innovative doodle yet, what else does the future hold for us?
Update: Top 5 Google Doodle Guitar Tributes Top 7 Les Paul Google Doodles via Mashable.
Update 2: The good people at Google decided to keep the doodle up at the main Google.com site.
“Due to popular demand, we’re leaving the Les Paul doodle up in the U.S. for an extra day. Thanks for jamming with us!” – Google’s Twitter
Also we can record our strums as well now. I am sure i could not yesterday. So here’s a guitar strum courtesy a friend, Samuel Koshie; Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music.
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