For those of you who haven't seen it, Blackle is the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) search site that claims to save energy by using a black background. It's got a Darth Vaderish look to it. I like to use it just to feel like I have a little more of an edge.
Does it really save energy? Geez, who knows? Google claims "Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black." It even cites a government study that says so. Then again, there's a government study that proves just about anything, isn't there?
Here are some real questions about Blackle though:
- Are the people using Blackle still getting to work driving solo in their Porsche Cayenne?
- How much energy was consumed in the act of launching Blackle?
- When Google-meisters are flying around on their custom 767, are they really thinking about saving energy?
- How about all those Google data centers that are being driven by keyword advertising spawned by trial attorneys and get-rich quick schemes?
— R. Scott Raynovich, Editor 2.0, Light Reading