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Subject:Re: Another interesting piece From:David Arnold <davida -at- UMD5 -dot- UMD -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 26 Mar 1993 09:13:04 -0500
>>Research has shown that the majority of the time that the United
>>States' 30 to 35 million personal computers are on, they are not
>>actively being used. In addition, 30 to 40 percent are left running
>>at night and on weekends.
[ ... ]
>>If you are one of those who leave them on after you're done, it
>>would be a big environmental benefit if you would just TURN IT OFF
>>when you're not using it. It only takes a second or two to do.
Of course, this only applies to single-user workstations like Macs and
PS/2's. Unix workstations should not be powered down on a daily basis;
it's not good for them - system problems could result.
Yes, it's a good idea to turn your system off ... if for no other reason
than not to burn the prompt into the screen! :-)