Steve Walker

Some less or more well-organised thoughts

Storm in a teacup

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Shaun Fensom’s Ethical Consumer column is becoming a very good read. Recently he’s been particularly concerned with claims made about the energy involved in various aspects of computer use. The current column looks at the claims made for the energy consumption of a Google search, noting that Google’s own figures for a search are 1/35th those claimed recently in the media. This figure still seems to me to be remarkably high (and I’m wondering what constitutes a search; does the second page of results count as a second search?). But that’s detail.

His passing comments about the semantic web are more debateable, but that’s for another day; but my one complaint is that there’s no RSS feed so I can subscribe to the column…


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February 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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