Tools: Google promotes energy efficiency

Subject: Tools: Google promotes energy efficiency
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:55:38 -0400

Thought this might be of interest to ecologically conscious folks:
Basically, it's a "white text on black background" version of Google,
and nominally works on the philosophy that displaying a black
background consumes less energy than displaying white. Makes logical
sense, and there seems to be a literature ciation from a reputable
source (ironically, black text on a white background <g>) that
supports this.

Of course, I've also read that Google has a somewhat checkered
environmental record because of the huge amounts of power consumed
and waste heat generated by their computer facilities. But as they
note, every little bit helps, and they are working on their energy
consumption problems.

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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