Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Save the planet — stop reading this blog!

A new report from Greenpeace alleges that cloud computing and internet use are sucking up energy and spilling CO2 into the atmosphere, with an impact greater than that of Russia. Here’s the story.

This is not the first time I’ve been accused of emitting toxic language, and it certainly won’t be the last.  But are those of us on the internet really doing worse than our predecessors (or younger selves), who relied on printing and mailing, or processing photographs with chemicals, or driving around to do shopping, or physically attending events? Isn’t it better to be sitting online doing these things rather than crawling around in traffic? Or should we all just hang ourselves?

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