Google Doodle celebrates Pacman 30th anniversary
Celebrates Pacman 30th anniversary, It’s hard to believe, but back in the day, the idea of a doodle was anything but commonplace. In fact, it wasn’t until September 15, 1998, that one was even drawn to celebrate Pacman birthday. At the time, almost no one knew what they were getting into, and certainly not the public who would ultimately come to love them as much as we do today. On this special day, we look back at those pioneering doodles and where we see ourselves headed.
How long have you been doing your current job?
I have been working at Google since I was in high school. At the time, I had no idea that working at Google would turn into a life-long career. Honestly, it felt like any other job. But after my first day, I knew that Google was something special. What I found most interesting is that the company is full of some of the smartest people in the world with an array of backgrounds and experience levels. As soon as you walk through the door, you get this feeling that anything is possible – even a doodle celebrating our friend’s 30 years of business success!
How much do you like your job?
The Google team and I have been brainstorming about what to do in the future. I was originally thinking that a doodle for a special birthday would be fun, but the team is talking about a lot of interesting ideas. There are some other events coming up that we could celebrate with a doodle. We’re also looking at creating some simpler and shorter doodles as well because they are fun to make.
Will there be any doodles in the future for Pacman?
We’re not sure what the future holds, but we know that there are many more stories to tell. We’re excited for the next chapter of Pacman and hope you’ll be too. Google has always been a company that finds fun and meaningful ways to express creativity. We love doodles and will keep them going as long as we can but if it’s up to us, they won’t be disappearing anytime soon. The team is excited to see what kinds of stories Pacman can tell in future years, and we hope you are too.
Thanks for celebrating our thirty years with us! How is your business any different from your competitors? Our products are very different from our competitors in both price points and features which are determined by intense focus groups around the office designed specifically for employee feedback which differs based on budget, work style, and any potential pain points or improvement opportunities we identify during key client interactions.
Who was involved in this project?
Pacman was founded in 1987 by a small group of Dutch entrepreneurs who just wanted to make the world a more playful place. Thirty years later, that is still our guiding principle. And we’re still as committed as ever to building toys and other products that give children of all ages moments of pure joy. It is our deepest hope that the work we do makes life a little brighter for everyone it touches.
Why did you choose the 3 key people, Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Robert Kahn?
The three key people behind the development of the internet are Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Robert Kahn. Tim Berners-Lee is often referred to as the father of the World Wide Web. In 1989 he proposed a project called WorldWideWeb which would allow researchers to share information. Berners-Lee came up with the idea for hyperlinks and created HTML which is what allows us to create websites today. Vint Cerf is widely regarded as one of the fathers of the Internet and co-designed TCP/IP, which is what allows data packets from various sources on the internet to be delivered to their destination.
What was Pacman like working with each of them?
In my time working with both companies, I have never been treated better. The staff members at Google are some of the most pleasant and driven people I have ever met in the industry. They are always willing to lend a helping hand or provide great advice even when they don’t need anything from you. The same can be said for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and it really does show. You can’t find that type of dedication these days!
What do they mean to you personally?
The P in Pacman stands for Proud. I’m so proud of our company and the way we’ve grown from a small family business to now being a global powerhouse. If it weren’t for the support of my parents, none of this would have been possible. We owe everything to them.
I want you to know that we will never forget where we came from, and I want you to feel proud of your own accomplishments because there is nothing more important than feeling proud about your work.
Happy 30th anniversary Pacman, Mom, and Dad!