Friday, December 15, 2006

Turn Off Computer Equipment Over the Holidays

This is just a reminder that we shouldn't waste energy over the holidays by leaving on PCs, monitors or other equipment. Even in stand-by mode these devices suck up power.

For example, "David Smith, marketing director at Canon UK, said that businesses that don't turn off their PCs and printers are literally throwing money away as well as damaging the environment over the festive period."

This Wired blog on the topic got some great responses. My favorite is the guy who writes, "my RFID badge tells the system as I drive in the carpark and starts my computer up... by the time I have got to my office all the updates are installed."


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