It All Adds Up

. Friday, April 17

There's been a few reports lately on the energy tally of computers. The first is that computers left on after business hours and overnight wastes an estimated $2.8 billion a year. While it may only cost you $.25 a night to leave your one computer on, it would save a company with 1,000 computers $28,000 a year.

What appears to be even more costly is spam. Sending, routing and dealing with spam costs $3 billion a year in wasted energy alone. That's enough to power 2.4 million homes.

Kinda brings the whole thing about our power grid into a new light.