What does it mean to be ‘green’?
- Wikipedia defines green computing as “the study and practice of using computing resources efficiently.”
- ‘Green’ hardware is readily available and heavily marketed by manufacturers.
- Operating Systems, like Windows, can manage your peripherals and hibernate your computer when not in use. Or they can run components at less than full power.
- Computers: processors, memory, storage, displays and power supplies that run on less than full power or go to sleep.
- Computer accessories: Energy star routers new to market.
- Measuring home electrical consumption: Blueline Innovations PowerCost Monitor, $119
- We were amazed by the number of Intel-based laptops that tout 8+ hours battery life. Click here for the list.
What about green software?
- Even though s/w is not green, there are certain applications that help reduce the need for telecommuting.
Nerd Word of the Week
- Monorail, as in Disney’s monorails. As in, where we will be next week.
- Look for a special version of Words from Nerds on Disney Tech coming soon.
Movie Quotes of the Week
- “It’s too bad she won’t live. but then again, who does?” – Gaff, Blade Runner
- “Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.” – Capt. Ramius, The Hunt for Red October.