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You can have it in any colour you like, as long as it’s Blackle July 25, 2007

Posted by James Warren in geeky stuff, web 2.0.

Simply had to share this piece of genius.  It was pointed out to Google that it takes more energy to power a white screen than a black screen (74 versus 59 watts, fact fans) and that if Google changed its home page to a black background then it would save the world 750 MegaWatt hours per year.  So Google did.  Introducing Blackle.  All the functionality of Google, but in black.

UPDATE: As James points out in the comments, Google didn’t.  Heap Media did.  Thanks James, I stand corrected.


1. Ed Lee - July 25, 2007

wow – i think that is really cool and i’m not even a hippy…

2. James - July 25, 2007

> So Google did.

Well – Heap Media did. A cunning stunt on their part.

3. Stephen Davies - July 27, 2007

I use a Firefox plugin like so:


Just trying to do my bit.

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