The RescueTime folks took a random sample of its users—about 11,000 people who spent some “3 million seconds” on Google on Friday May 21, the day the playable Pac-Man logo appeared. They determined that 4.82 million hours of valuable work time were frittered away on Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
Here’s the breakdown from RescueTime’s Tony Wright:
· The average user spent 36 seconds more than usual on Google.com on Friday.
· Google Pac-Man consumed 4,819,352 hours of time.
· Lost productivity totaled $120,483,800, assuming the average Google user has a cost of $25/hour.
· That $120 million is enough to pay all 19,835 Google employees for 6 weeks.