PACMAN FEVER!!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, Google has created the first-ever interactive and playable doodle, or custom home page logo. Seen here is a screenshot of the game, as it is being played on the Google home page.

(Credit: Google) Saturday is the 30th anniversary of the release of Pac-Man, and to commemorate the occasion, Google is rolling out its first-ever truly interactive and playable home page logo, a fully-functional version of the iconic 1980s video game.

For years, Google has produced its so-called doodles for all kinds of holidays and special occasions, from Valentine’s Day to the Fourth of July to Mother’s Day and many others. In each case, the Google Doodle team works on a special logo that appears on the search engine’s home page.

But a few months ago, when the team discovered that May 22 would be the 30th anniversary of the release of Pac-Man in Japan–it was actually called Puck Man, but that name was rejected in the United States because of the propensity of the “P” to chip and look like an “F”–they knew they had to do something extra special.

“When we became aware of the…anniversary,” said Ryan Germick, a member of the Google Doodle team, “we thought it would be awesome to create not only something that references Pac-Man on the home page, but also something playable.”

Ipads Invade Healthcare

Nick Volosin, director of technical services at Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, Calif., immediately saw the potential of putting the iPad in the hands of healthcare workers, who use a variety of medical imaging applications, are often moving from location to location, and don’t want to be tethered to a device with poor battery life. Volosin bought three iPads for testing and plans to deploy more than 100 within the next two months or so.

Spring Wallpapers Have Sprung

thanks Giz!

Think Spring!!