Chrome and Simon, separated at birth?

Was the Google Chrome browser logo inspired by a childhood game?

Scanning over the Cnet News page, I ran across this series of photos:

Was Google's Chrome logo inspired by some programmer's childhood memories of playing with Simon?

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    Adam Richardson is the director of product strategy at frog design, where he guides strategy engagements for frog's international roster of clients, envisioning and creating new products, consumer electronics, and digital experiences. Adam combines a background in industrial design, interaction design, and sociology, and spends most of his time on convergent designs that combine hardware, software, service, brand, and retail. He writes and speaks extensively on design, business, culture, and technology, and runs his own Richardsona blog.

     

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