When Google transformed its search page logo into a playable version of Pac-Man last week, productivity nosedived. Buildings began collapsing, the seas rose, and the seventh seal spoken of in the Book of Revelations was finally broken by the Lion of Judah. Perhaps that sounds exaggerated, but The Time Rescue Blog has an amusing breakdown of the time and money theoretically wasted as a result of users playing Google’s version of Pac-Man:
Google Pac-Man consumed 4,819,352 hours of time (beyond the 33.6m daily man hours of attention that Google Search gets in a given day).
$120,483,800 is the dollar tally, if the average Google user has a COST of $25/hr (note that cost is 1.3 – 2.0 X pay rate).
Source: The Time Rescue Blog
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