Going Paperless Doesn't Mean Going Green, The NY Times Proves
Perhaps we can finally say goodbye to those simplistic "Go green, go paperless" promotional campaigns. There's nothing particularly green about the massive data centers that store the internet's data, The New York Times revealed this past weekend after in-depth investigation. Data centers waste electricity and spew pollutants in a way that "is sharply at
odds with its [the information industry's] image of sleek efficiency and environmental friendliness," the lengthy but clearly written "Power, Pollution, and the Internet" says.