Thursday, August 23, 2007

Blackle = Google ; Google ≠ Blackle


I know about Blackle <www.blackle.com> for the first time from someone's posting on a mailing list. It's the black version of Google. I'm not being a racist here, but that explains the searching engine quite literally. It is said that Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. There's even a theory saying that this Black Google would save 750 Megawatt-hours a year.

I (almost) always go for this kind of energy-saving action thing, but personally I don't think this one would work for me. Not with my desk facing the window and the sun glares to my face, making me twitch everytime I have to see the pitch dark Google in front of me. So, I can only wish the best to Blackle and any of you who go for it.

3 comments:

Sanjay "John" Gandhi said...

You might want to note that blackle is just the homepage of www.searchincolor.com, which has offered web search in different colors since a much longer time. In general, all dark backgrounds on light text are energy saving-less illumination of the CRT-less pixel activation.


Sanjay

metty said...

You're absolutely right, Sanjay (or John). Thanks so much for sharing the information here.

energy saver said...

If your environmentally concerned there is also the Carbon Neutral Search Engine it uses Google Custom Search but offsets a minimum of 100g of CO2 per search