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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.
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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.

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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:

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=609116089&size=o

Just trying to do my bit.


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