Monday, March 31, 2008

Searching in the dark?

Come Earth Hour and Google embraced a black display (finally)!

Katty mailed me the above pic. She landed on google.co.uk during Earth Hour and couldn't resist taking a screenshot for me :)

Anyways, Blackle has been around for a year now.
It was conceptualized after a blogger claimed that if the Google homepage had a black background, 750 Megawatt-hours a year of energy would be saved every year!

However, Google says:


"We don't do this permanently - because it saves no energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what they display"

Please leave a comment if you have a take on it! (cos' I don't have one!)

Thanks :)

2 comments:

Arjun said...

Well first up... Welcome back bro!! tis been too long for u not to post!!

I guess that earth hour had its impact in quite a few places... unfortunately my home was not among those place :P

i think its quite true that a black google wont save any power... Sure u can use it for psychological value but nothing else... IMHO of course....

w00t!!

rajit said...

I had heard of blackle.com (the eco friendly version of google), but now they have launched blackle games i dunno if any energy is saved, but atleast it doesnt hurt the eye, lol