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Customizing the Google Search Interface

Erin Murphy wrote:

>>A few months ago, TreeHugger Mark Ontkush wrote a post on his blog
EcoIron titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year. The
post lays out the following train of thought. "An all white web page
uses about 74 watts to display, while an all black page uses only 59
watts." Google, which has a white background and gets about " 200
million queries a day" could reduce global energy use by 750
Megawatt-hours a year by simply changing the color of its homepage to
black. (For more detailed calculations and assumptions check out the
original post here .)

In response to this post a black version of Google emerged called According to Blackle's homepage at publication time,
4,408.917 Watt hours have been saved by. The site encourages users to
"make a difference today [by] ... Blackling "energy saving tips" or
visit[ing] a great blog dedicated to environmental
awareness." Nice ideas. But how does the search measure up? Very well
indeed. Give it a whirl yourself and start saving energy one search at a
time. ::>>

Which inspired me to create SRGoogle.