The Lighter Side of Green ICT

Green ICT is serious business, but that does not mean it has to be solemn. Here is what we have found entertaining over the years. (See our Green ICT Art post for more fun.)

In what must be the industry's most energy and carbon intensive display, a 1961 computer animation program used a section of football fans:





Science Fiction author Bruce Sterling and other futurists produced this video to mark the death of analog TV in America back in February 2009. It turned out to be premature when analog got a last minute stay of execution: the final DTV transition did not take place until June. In the full 36 minute version online, you'll see Bruce Sterling act and Stewart Brand explain why we should keep analog TV for alien contact. (Watch the first 13 minutes below.)
The e-waste and energy issues of the global DTV conversion.