"How Green is the Internet?" is the wrong question...

Over the summer, I was honored to be invited to write a couple of articles to the Microsoft’s OnGov blog.  The first in June was an overview of ways in which governments can use IT to save money while reducing environmental impact.  Regardless of where policy makers are on the political spectrum, reducing energy use through IT seems like…

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E-Readers – better for the environment than paper books?

A co-worker recently sent a message to our team asking whether an Amazon.com Kindle would be better for the environment than books.  Of course, with anything related to technology (and me), the answer is, it depends. My short answer was that if you buy a lot of NEW books, then a Kindle is most likely…

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