I finished reading World Wide Waste by Gerry McGovern. I'd consider it essential reading for anyone working with computers!
It's well cited (though I still need to check those citations) & uses maths effectively to make it's point.
That computers + (surveillance) capitalism is actually worse for the environment than the predigital era. That we can and must move slow and fix things, and fund that vital work directly.
@alcinnz "running bloated software & webpages" is a huge contributer to climate change, wish people would realize that.
Someone close to me works for AT&T and they realized they would run out of energy to supply their growing server farms, so they put research and dev into fixing it and they did, for now. We need financial incentive to solve this on a large scale, a tax on shitty software perhaps (like carbon tax? lol
@dcharles525 @alcinnz it is not a huge contributor to climate change, no. all the energy consumption of all the computers in the world is a single-digit percentage of even world electrical consumption, much less total energy consumption, and even most of that is a result of screen backlights, not compute. you can run a one-watt cellphone all day on the energy used by a single elevator trip or starting your car's engine.
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