A Moog on the Goog’

Today marks the late Bob Moog’s 78th birthday, founder of Moog synths and gadgets, and life-giver to all prog-rock keyboardists everywhere. In honor of the late Mr. Moog today’s Google Doodle is a full-fledged working synth, similiar to the monophonic awesomeness of the Moog Prodigy. All the dials and buttons work, just as they would on an actual keyboard (or actual ‘virtual midi plugin’). You can even play the keyboard with… um… your keyboard. So goodbye to your productivity.

Oh, and for the record, the title of this post, “Moog on the Goog’ ” is something of a false rhyme. You see, Google is pronounced like “goo” but Moog is actually pronounced like “mode”… and knowing is half the battle. #funfacts

Thanks Bob, for everything. -Scott


Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films/tv, synthesizers, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Switch gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all of this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Top 3 games? Let's go with System Shock 2, A Link to the Past, and Super Castlevania IV. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.