Re: *****SPAM***** RE: Tools: Google promotes energy efficiency

Subject: Re: *****SPAM***** RE: Tools: Google promotes energy efficiency
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:08:16 -0700

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> On Behalf Of Geoff Hart said:
>> 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.
> That might work for old-fashioned CRT monitors, of which there are fewer
> and fewer being used. On a CRT, the electron beam is _on_ at its
> strongest for a white pixel (red green and blue combo) and those
> phosphor dots light up, so there's some energy savings for all the dots
> that don't need to be "lit".

Sonofagun - I would have bet there'd be no significant power difference.

After all, the electrons are emitted by a filament which runs at
constant power.

Oh, well- Priority one is for usability. Those few watts of power are a
small price to pay.

(that 'blackle' page is just ugly, as well as being unreadable.)


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