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May 28, 2007


Blackle: Goth or not goth?*

* Some background information which may or may not reflect on the case (via Yummy Wakame).

Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen." Roberson et al, 2002

In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine.


Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 28, 2007 06:53 AM


Not Goth. It carries the Google logo and isn't based on the notion of Gothness.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 05:23 PM

I agree Google factors heavily on the not Goth side of the equation.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 05:54 PM