by Anura Guruge
>> Making Internet Green — video.
>> Energy to transfer 1MB of data.
>> Web bandwidth: Don’t waste it …
>> Net Neutrality still leaves inequality.
>> Net Neutrality should be Obama’s legacy.
>> Net Neutrality is dead.
This weekend’s 2015 ‘Earth Hour‘ to conserve one hours worth of electricity, worldwide, got me thinking.
We should also have a ‘Internet Hour‘ where we conserve one hour of bandwidth, across the Web — and also use that time to educate folks that anything and everything that you do on the Web uses energy.
That an idiot Sri Lankan, who claims to be a civil engineer told me that it does not take electricity to send a 9MB file across the Internet, from Australia to the U.S., still has me in a state of shock. That is amazing. This guy, though obviously NOT the brightest bulb in the world (and not even in Australia), is semi-educated and even claims to do consulting work on energy management.
So this is an issue. We have to educate the whole world that the Internet does not operate on thin air. The Internet uses ENORMOUS amounts of energy.
So lets work towards an ‘Internet Hour’. I am going to start contacting people forthwith. Join me. Spread the word.