I recently signed up to get daily green tips from the fine folks at www.idealbite.com and I got a really interesting one today. Have you ever heard of Blackle or Green Spider? I’m guessing you probably haven’t. Well according the the Department of Energy computers use less energy when they are displaying a dark background. The normal white background that is on most standard websites usues 74 watts of power; while a black background only uses 59 watts of power. That’s a 20% savings in energy just by using a dark background. www.blackle.com is a Google equivelant that is all black. I actually liked www.thegreenspider.com a little better because green and blue are a little easier on the eyes. This same idea holds true with email backgrounds, screensavers and more. Maybe my next step will be to finding a nice dark background for this blog.
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