Black Google Saves Energy

Somehow, I bumped into…

Read Blackle’s About section:

 

[…] In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages. […]

 

Hmm, I’ve been thinking of “repainting” the blog into black. But my good old PC monitor rendered black darker than any other I’ve seen. So for the time being, my ability to read whatever displayed comes first.

Anyway, let’s save energy from the smallest and littlest things. But don’t stop there and forget the bigger ones! Especially you and your administration, Mr. President! I get itchy sometimes when this “think globally, act locally” notion is used as an excuse to disregard other things one can actually do something about…

*me, who gets suffocated in Bandung’s traffic during school vacation………*

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