Google doodle image in 8bit style portraying Jery Lawson playing video games.

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Jerry Lawson. A video game pioneer I hadn’t known about until a recent Netflix documentary…which is tragic. Learn about Jerry and then go play the doodle:

NPR also posted an article about it today

Well, there goes Google+. @keithhannon finally got his wish. It was better there…mostly because most people were on another thing. It would have been interesting to see how the G+ features would have held up under critical mass. Oh well. We should all have our own social spaces that we control anyway.

I would be remiss if I didn’t point you to Killed By Google to take a gander at alllll the things that have met untimely ends. Though, to be fair, many of those products/projects were rolled into things that still exist.