Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle
Keep in mind that doing NO Google searches on your computer will have the same effect...
i don't think this is true, because some power is also used by the google servers whilst processing your query, which wouldn't happen if you did no searches. (and a teensy little bit of power is also used by your nic, router, isp etc etc when data is sent and received.)
anyway, the OP's article is nearly three years old, and google have taken steps
to ensure the power used by their data centres isn't as much as it once was.