Planet Gore

Google’s Pointless Gesture

You have to puzzle over Google’s black-background homepage to commemorate Earth Hour over the weekend. 

As Mark Steyn noted on the Corner, the black background uses more energy than the traditional white background. Not to mention the fact that it was nearly impossible to read.
Of course, it also elicited responses like this one, from Lou the Audio Guy:

Message to you Al Gore, I’ll be turning on every gadget in my arsenal during that hour . . . even old dead ones and I’ll be playing my PS3 and I’ll leave my Wii and PS2 running at the same time, while my Macbook plays iTunes, while my iPhone is doing it’s fun iPhone stuff that it does!


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