Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Internet users wasted almost five million working hours playing the Pac-Man that appeared on Google, a study revealed yesterday. The web version of the classic video game was put on the site's home page on May 21 to celeb rate 30 years since its launch in Japan.And the study claimed workers hooked on the gamecould have cost bosses around £83million in lost productivity.

Oh really? So what would the workers have been doing with those five million hours had they not been playing Pac-Man?
They would have been -
  • Facebooking
  • Blogging
  • Watching You Tube videos
  • Internet shopping
  • Yawning
  • Drinking Coffee
  • Scratching their asses
  • Playing solitaire/tetris
  • Making personal phone calls
  • Discussing the final episode of Lost
  • Engaging in a few moments of paid employment
And that millions of pounds worth of lost productivity. I'm not much of an economist but, if companies lost  £83 million then, someones, somewheres must still have that £83 million in their jeans pocket, so it's not really lost is it? Or is that not how it works? 
Obviously (goes without saying) I didn't waste one second of company time playing Pac-Man for I don't actually understand the rules.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh, pacman's alright. It's cool because of its age, that's got to be a good thing.