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Digital Ecology

Andrei Rusu on January 18, 2020

Photo by Pop & Zebra on Unsplash "The end is in the beginning and yet you go on." — Samuel Beckett Almost exactly one year ago I found myse... [Read Full]
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Well said! I agree completely. I was first a ecology activist before becoming a software developer.
Like you, I feel that the tech industry is not involved enough, while it is a huge part of the problem. As tech workers, we should think more about this problem.
Meanwhile, even if the public action is necessary, we must propose alternatives.
Because opposition is nothing without proposition.
From thinking about housing data (maybe with smaller human-sized datacenters, powered by renewable energy), to software development (less memory used, less energy necessary to show a website, more efficient techniques,...) we have a huge part to play.

 

Good thinking. So conclusion is that changes in personal behavior or consumption patterns have a marginal effect, the only thing that's really effective is exerting pressure for policy changes - publicity, protest and boycott.

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