I was just thinking, maybe the boot time of the Zonbu doesn’t matter all that much.
I am about to head out to do some shopping and I was going to shut my Zonbu down, then it occurred to me, since it is only sipping 9W, I could just leave it on…
Am I selfish?
I’ll turn the monitor off (that’s good for 25w-35w of savings), but why turn the box off at all?
That question might offend the very green among you, but my time has value too and I think using the Zonbu buys me a little flexibility in this regard.
My desktop PC sucks up 6W of power just in standby, so leaving the Zonbu running at 9W instead may just be a viable option. Sure, it will cost me a bit of my overall Zonbu power-savings, but don’t you think I’m worth it?
To be honest, my main concern is that the power here can be unstable, and if the power goes out I have some concern it might bork the operating system. Which raises an interesting point in itself… just how long can a Zonbu and an LCD panel run off a typical home UPS?
In fact, because I care so much about providing you with good info, I’ll simulate some power outages and see what breaks.
Something for later this weekend.
Green is going main-stream
Now that America and the world are waking up to the idea of green living, and green computing, I think we’re going to see an interesting “green middle class” emerge.
People who care about the environment, but balance their green efforts with economic and time realities of everyday life.
People like me, who appreciate the benefits of green efforts, but also use them to enhance my lifestyle in ways beyond just saving resources.
I think we’ll see a lot more of this conceptual horse-trading when it comes to how the “savings” that are achieved with green devices and green living are “spent” in society.
What do you think?