Old Snakey was given a somewhat ambivalent announcement, hedged in a context of "because we can" rather than "because we should":
"Dave wrote Old Snakey, which lets you play an old school style computer game when you press "&". I'm just going to go out and say it: Old Snakey is probably a bad idea. But Dave wanted to do it, so Dave did it and anyone who uses Gmail can use it. And now you can help decide whether it's a good idea. That's the kind of thing that makes a project fun to work on."
At least it shouldn't cause anyone to go against Google's informal corporate slogan: Don't be evil. Add