I find it interesting to see all of the blog-related holidays or events that have cropped up over the last few years. This is a testament to the power of this form of communication. This year, Blog Action Day is focusing on the environment. Very fitting given the focus that the world has had on the environment this year. And accidentally timed perfectly to occur after Al Gore and UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize last week.
What does digitization have to do with the environment? The one thing I can think of is that by placing digital surrogates on the Internet, not only can more people view the materials, but they do not have to travel to see the materials. That saves gas and helps the environment. Can anyone think of another way our work helps the environment?
I do wonder, though, about the energy efficiency of the equipment we're using in our programs. Are the manufacturers of the equipment thinking of ways to save energy? That's a questions I'll have to start asking them at trade shows.
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