Lights out for Google

This morning I went to www.google.com like I do every morning and was greeted with this.

lights out for google

Normally I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon but this does seem like a really small thing to do that would actually make a large impact.

This is the general idea behind Earth Hour.

Earth Hour Page Screen shot On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

If everyone did something little like this it may actually make a big difference.

Another possibility is this is just the front for the robot overlords looking to catch humanity off guard one hour at a time so they can start their world domination and mass extinction of the human race. Sky-Net Lives!

Update:

It looks like I really am the last to find out about all of this crap. In just the few hours sense I’ve posted this and showed Jen she found out a few interesting tid bits from Simon Scowl.

According to Harper’s Magazine, Google is an “energy glutton.” Check out the blueprint of their server farm in The Dalles, Oregon, home of “some of the cheapest electricity in North America.” It’s powered not by magic pixie dust (my longtime theory), but by the Columbia River. Every time you search Google Images for pre-pregnancy Britney pics, God kills a kitten and Google kills a salmon.

 

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