Sitting in an
office all day staring at your computer surrounded by hundreds of other people
doing exactly the same thing can be a pretty monotonous existence. In an
attempt to alleviate some of that boredom, Google has come up with an
interactive doodle which allows you to create your own music.
Google is celebrating the life and work of Lester William Polsfuss, better known to you and me as Les Paul, guitarist, songwriter, inventor and genius. Les Paul, who died in 2009, pioneered the solid-body electric guitars which made the sound of rock and roll possible – reaching its pinnacle with the Gibson Les Paul. Today would have been the guitarist’s 96th birthday and to celebrate, Google has re-designed its logo to look like a guitar – but they've gone one step further and made it interactive so everyone can play a few chords.
For those of us in the UK, we’ll just have to gather our work colleagues around our desk to let them hear just how good we are on the virtual guitar – or you could get everyone to play at the same time and create your very own band.
Source: Google Blog