Friday, October 12, 2007

Green Hosting?

OK, I’ll confess, I’m a bit of a greenie. I spend more time and money to buy vegetables for the week by going to a farmers market. I unplug things, turn other things off… You know, all the little things that maybe offset my disgustingly wasteful western ways a bit. But as a tech nut I know my lifestyle has a gigantic footprint thanks to power-consumption and that strange “need” to have an up-to-date computer/cell/laptop/etc.

I’ve gotten on the e-cycling train by donating my older (only slightly) tech to charities, but I always wondered about websites and hosting. I’ve seen server rooms and they certainly aren’t a natural kind of space. Is all of that energy consumption really a step forward from the world of paper?

I’d just like to thank:

and others for bringing a bit of tree-hugging hippy back into the mix.


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