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Posted at 1:45 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Friday time-suck: Google's Pacman tribute

By Washington Post editors

OK, it's Friday and we know how you're wasting your time. We've seen the glory that is Google's tribute to the 30th anniversary of Pacman.

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We could spend hours here. Not that we would, dear bosses. No we're working -- very, very hard.

P.S. There's more. Faster Forward tells us there's at least one hidden Easter egg. And it seems everyone is feeling nostalgic about video games of the past, as searches for Google Tetris and Google Centipede climb the charts.

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  google centipede, google pacman anniversary, google tetris, google video games  
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Comments

It's amazing the influence Google has on the world. One little thing like this can kill productivity everywhere. :) Here's my take on it:

http://andrewtwest.com/2010/05/21/my-attempt-at-humor/

Posted by: andrewtwest | May 21, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Iwatani the inventor stated the shape was inspired by a pizza missing a slice as well as simplifying and rounding out the Japanese character kuchi.

Big ideas are inspired in many ways.
Wrong headed big ideas such as the theory of Evolution are beginning to see serious opposition by people with stronger reasons. Check out reasons.org

Posted by: jimt444 | May 22, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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