Google’s hit another high note in their boundless search for frivolity.
Today, the online giant’s “doodle” is a working musical instrument of sorts — an homage to guitar legend and inventor Les Paul — who was born on this date in 1915.
The electric guitar pioneer and inveterate tinkerer, who died in 2009, would be impressed. The oddly-shaped virtual instrument allows users to pluck strings and concoct tunes.
Turn it up to 11 to really annoy office co-workers.
Paul, one of the first to overdub musical tracks, would appreciate the “record” button, which provides a URL so you can send your composition to those who actually work at work or create a backing track for an epic solo.
Curiously, different Google sites have different versions of the doodle. The one at Google UK has a keyboard button, which makes it a bit easier to create tunes. The Godfather theme would go something like this: d h k j h k h j h f g d.
Check out YouTube, another Google product, for a plethora of virtual rockers.
Nicely done, but you have to think the working Pac Man doodle, which absorbed 5 million man hours of productivity, is still Google’s greatest work of interactive art.
If that’s not enough to keep you slacking, consider the free Angry Birds game.