[OT] Energy Efficient Search Engine

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 21:04:18 EDT 2007

Thought a few people on this list would appreciate this.

When your screen is white, (such as an empty word page, or the Google page)
your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59
watts. Some dude called Mark Ontkush wrote an article about the energy
saving that would be achieved if Google had a black screen, taking in
account the huge number of page views, according to his calculations, 750
mega watts/hour per year would be saved.

In a response a search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions
as the white Google version, but with lower energy consumption was created.

Check it out at www.blackle.com

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