Any special occasion, holiday or important person’s birthday is worth celebrating. For Google, the celebration is a little more tamed and much more technologically impressive. Their Google Doodle’s that appear on the sparse, white home page
Today is no exception. To honor guitarist Les Paul, who would have been 96 today, the original Google logo has been replaced with one of the most innovative, creative and down right awesome doodles to date: an electric guitar in the shape of the logo. Along with being able to play notes and strum the guitar when you hover over each of the strings, it also is able to record any melody you choose to play.
According to Mashable, once your done recording your piece Google creates a URL that you can send to others. Even more impressively, if you send the URL to someone, and that person pastes the URL of your composition into the address bar, you can play a duet together.
Like all of the recent doodles made by Google, clicking on the logo turned instrument provides you with information about the famed musician for whom the Gibson Les Paul guitar is named. The artist passed away in 2009 and is remembered was one of the first electric guitarists and builder of one of the first solid-body electric guitars – a worth cause for celebration and Google’s creation of one of the most engaging and intelligent Google Doodles to date.