Mary Lindsay Vancouver October 26, 2007

Blackle - Environmentally friendly Google

Whenever your PC screen is all white (as in a Word page for instance) the computer will consume about 74 watts. When black it uses an average of 59 watts. Using this knowledge, some months ago, Mark Ontkush wrote an article about how much could be economized if a Google page used a black background instead of white. Taking into account the enormous popularity of the site, according to Mark's calculations, about 750 megawatts/hour would be economized each year. Using this data Google created an all dark version of his search engine calling it Blackle that works exactly as the original version but consumes less power. http://www.blackle. com/