- Chelsea Green - http://www.chelseagreen.com/content -

Animate YouTube

Posted By JTE On November 27, 2006 @ 6:05 pm In Nature & Environment,Sciencewriters | No Comments

Dude! I’m going to guess this was done by one of Stephan Harding’s students–it just popped up on our radar screen through a Google alert. Anyhow, this [1] has got to be the first TV “commercial” for one of Chelsea Green’s books, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer book [2].

One thing I’d like to point out is that the video shows Harding using a very old computer, one of the very early Macintosh models. Kudos to Harding for keeping an old workhorse going. Huge amounts of energy go into manufacturing computers [3], so learning how to keep an old computer working and usable is a very good thing. Laptops are more efficient than desktops and even in standby mode computers can draw a surprising amount of power [4] (though, of course!, it is still better to leave your computer in standby than to leave it fully on, when it is not in active use).


Article printed from Chelsea Green: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content

URL to article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/animate-youtube/

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[1] this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rgcCOnLAds&mode=related&search

[2] book: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2006/items/animateearth

[3] Huge amounts of energy go into manufacturing computers: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/esthag/2004/38/i22/abs/es035152j.html

[4] Laptops are more efficient than desktops and even in standby mode computers can draw a surprising amount of power: http://www.linux.com/howtos/Ecology-HOWTO/ecology-howto-comparison.shtml

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