The metro-sexual MAC idealists are melting the icebergs
The digital age is an energy hog. All of you apple computer snobs trying to save the environment are actually contributing to melting the icebergs and creating coal fired smog and smoke in our cities. Sure, your computer is not as bad at using electricity as say an air-conditioner but there are enough blogging idealists out there trying to save the environment to cause an energy vacuum that takes all that stored clean natural gas out of surplus and causes those coal plants to fire back up.
Is this a refrigerator or a computer
The money saved in using more efficient computers is far less then the money lost and energy burned by the pace of a large growing number of nerdy idealistic bloggers of the Al Gore persuasion. The PC power required to do some of the intensive things we require on our computers requires so much state of the art chips and processors that everything is spinning and running faster then it has ever before. Our computers will eventually approach the energy consumption of a refrigerator if our demand for the latest technology continues. Imagine tens of thousands of Al Gore wannabe’s with a computer using the energy of a mini-refrigerator typing away about saving a seal or an iceberg. This would be ironic but we are closing in on reality as the energy demand in a computer doubles about every two years.
Energy demanded beyond your Apple PC
The Hubs, Repeaters, Networks, ISPâ€™s, and data warehouses required to keep the dot coms running your blog to save the environment adds additional electricity demand. Moving back and forth from desktop to dot com and back requires even more electricity and then the domino effect just continues on. The factories that put these steel machines together use about 1% of the United States’ electricityÂ feeding even moreÂ into this energy monster. For those of you that think the ability to work from home instead of driving to work is helping, well it is not enough to keep up with the energy demand of our technology needs. We were expecting a digital age providing unlimited benefits by providing the information we need at a moments notice but we have skimmed over the powerful effect it will have now and in the future on the electric grid. Don’t be fooled, your blog and the hours you spend each day with your computer working on it could be making things worse rather then better.