[iDC] Power and the Internet
dg6n at unix.mail.virginia.edu
Fri Jun 2 10:26:49 EDT 2006
Andreas's message is much appreciated, and I see it as connected to the
other issues we've been discussing. Not only is power itself an issue, but
the raw materials required by most digital devices are much rarer than the
ubiquity of computers would suggest. In case anyone is interested in
working on these issues further, I've got a project called "ecoComputing"
underway, and I'd be thrilled to have more contributors/participants.
The most active part is the "Update Center," at
http://www.ecocomputing.org/wp. There's also a wiki, which I've had a
little more trouble getting my reserach assistants to work on--help is
very welcome on what I see as an important and under-examined topic.
Media Studies, English, and Linguistics
University of Virginia
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