If Google had a black screen...

So here is a bit of interesting information… “…If Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page views, according to calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved.”

In response Google created a black version of its search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions as the white version, but obviously with lower energy consumption:

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Surely it makes no difference unless you are using a plasma screen or an old fashioned CRT. Anyone using a LCD (in other words nearly everyone) will be using the same amount of energy powering the illuminating backlight whether the screen is black or white. The energy needed to switch the pixels on and off is almsot zero in comparison. If you really want to save the planet, as New Scientist showed recently, just don’t use Google. Google uses huge amounts of energy to power the banks of high power computers and even more energy to keep them cool enough to operate. For more energy than if everyone used black pixels instead of white ones.

Ill go away now… :blink: :ermm:

Check their who is page…Nothing to do with Google.


Only works if you use a CRT


*Panagiotis is shot down and burning :exclamation: