Thursday, June 9, 2011
Les Paul-themed doodle lets you play, record songs
In honour of what would have been jazz and country guitarist Les Paul’s 96th birthday, Google has turned their homepage into a miniature recording studio.
The Google “Doodle” homepage, which replaces the logo, is an interactive guitar that allows users to strum using their mouse, play using their keyboard and share songs through a link generator.
The link can be sent to others and when they paste it into the address bar, two can play a duet.
The doodle went live at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning.
Les Paul, who died in 2009, is considered a rock and roll icon, partly because of his role in creating the first solid-body electric guitar.