New Delhi: Millions of manhours will be at stake at workplaces around the world as Google honours the American electrical engineer Robert 'Bob' Moog with a digital replica of the Moog electronic music synthesizer on his 78th birthday.
The first Moog synthesizer, which went on to revolutionize music in the 1960s and 70s was first introduced in 1964 and the 2012 Google doodle version bring the abilities of innovative electronic device to the Web browser.
With the Moog synthesizer on the Google home page, users can not only create their own music on using the digital 24-key keyboard but also use the volume, mixer, oscillators, filter and envelope controls to tweak the sound that is music to their ears.
Logged in Google users can also record and share their compositions on the Moog Google doodle synthesizer on Google Plus. Other users can also record their compositions and get a short g.co URL leading to a version of the Google home page that plays the recorded music.
Born on May 23, 1934 in New York, Robert Arthur Moog had a PhD in engineering physics from Cornell University. He began his career in building electronic musical instruments as a teenager and later went on to found two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments.
In 2002 he was honoured with a Grammy Award for technical achievements. Moog died of a brain tumour on August 21, 2005.