Pac-Man on Google wasted 4.8 million hours and $120 million

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Remember last week when Google paid tribute to Pac-Man, who turned 30. Did you know that the Google logo was actually a playable Pac-Man game? I bet your employees did! A study is now showing that almost 5 million hours of company time and over $120 million was wasted on the game… A productivity tool like The Office Software (theOS) can help you curb cyberslacking habits like videogames at work!

May 25, 2010 3:07 PM PDT
Study: Pac-Man on Google wasted 4.8 million hours
By Daniel Terdiman, Cnet.com

It might not sound like a lot on first glance, but the 36 extra seconds that the average Google.com visitor spent there last Friday playing Pac-Man adds up to a massive 4.8 million of wasted hours.

According to a study by RescueTime, Pac-Man on Google--the playable version of the iconic game that the search giant replaced its home page logo with on Friday--cost the economy a total of 4,819,352 man-hours and a whopping $120,483,800 in lost productivity. Read more ›

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