Google Wasting Electricity With Les Paul Logo?

Jun 10, 2011 • 9:08 am | comments (20) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Google's Les Paul Logo & GuitarGoogle has deemed the Les Paul logo for his 96th birthday to be so great and in such popular demand that they have decided to keep it up for another day on

Google said:

Due to popular demand, we're leaving the Les Paul doodle up in the U.S. for an extra day. Thanks for jamming with us!

For most of us, this is great. The logo is one of, if not the, best logos Google has ever made.

But not all are in agreement. Besides for those complaining it doesn't work or they find it annoying, which you will always have - some are saying it is a waste of energy and resources.

Vikramjit Kakati, Engineer & Researcher working on his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology claimed Google wasted 10 Megawatts of electricity worldwide in a single day. He felt it was "wasted" and "it should be avoided" in the future.

I am not sure how he calculated this but he said it is part of his PhD thesis.

Want to argue with him?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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