Productivity Lost with Google Pac-Man
Ever since Google placed Pac-Man on their logo last Friday, people have been going crazy for the 30-year-old game. Even after Pac-Man was taken off the main site and moved to a more permanent Google area, people are still playing.
According to Rescue Time, Google Pac-Man has stolen many hours of productivity from the American economy. As the article says, there were about 504,703,000 unique visitors on May 23. This means that Google Pac-Man consumed about 4.82 million hours of time and cost the American economy $120,483,800, If the average Google user earns an average of $25/hr.
Can you imagine what you could do with that type of money and productivity or, for that matter, what we lost during that lapse of productivity? What do you all think? Is Google Pac-Man worth this amount of productivity and money lost? It is to me.
Let me know your thoughts? Are you surprised by these stats? Drop me a comment or tweet me: @rlytle.