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Reducing your photon footprint

May 15, 2007

Black may be the new green.

The usual form of computer screen text display, black characters on white background, uses 60 or 70% more wattage than white on black display. So one teensy favor you can do to mother earth is to move your web searches to blackle, which uses the Google engine but presents the results in the more efficient format.

Some tell me it makes them squint. After the years I spent in the seventies and early eighties on those Apple II and IIe dot marix, no-descender text screens, it feels to me just like coming home. See what you think. From what we all learned in the IIe days, though, and subsequently forgot, I’ve got two words for the blackle techies: Think Gold.

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