When I first saw (or correctly, when Ninmah sent me the link) Google’s home page today, first reaction, was “nice graphic”- a guitar version of the logo.

Then I moved my mouse.

The graphic made a noise. OISOME! The logo makes sounds.

But wait, there’s more. You can record your sounds at a URL you can share! Woah neo. Like most of you, I then made noise and tweeted it – here is my first song, recorded below as a video:

But then I figured out you dont have to strum with your mouse, the keyboard plays things, so I got a little bit farther from Pure Noise — http://goo.gl/doodle/Ocja, though far from Les Paul, for whom today’s logo is made in honor of.

And there is more- see from PC Magazine
How to Play The Beatles on the Les Paul Google Doodle — there is a strc ture to all of this, the four rows on your keyboard all control the same string, (so 1, Q, A, Z all play the same string), and moving to the left goes up an octave… and thus, the clever folks at PCMag rendered a version of Here Comes the Sun

And this, is the obviou,s why Google is cool.

Maybe I don’t have to sell my computer–


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