January 27, 2008
A friend sent me a link to this site which headlines an animated movie looking at our collective mass consumerism model.
While a diatribe against consumption is somewhat outside of the usual subject matter of this blog, and arguably somewhat opposed to things I write about (yep – that sexy new MacBookAir is another example of perceived obsolescence that is one of the energy sources for the consumer society), I’d like to think the life I lead is at least a little balanced in terms of total foot print.
It’s tempting to turn this post around and say that in fact SaaS is a more environmentally friendly way of delivering software (and it is – more energy efficient, less hardware demands at the user end yada yada yada), but that would be somewhat opportunistic.
So what do the readers think – is our focus on things tech yet another addition to consumer society or are there ways that tech can help”cure the disease” (if indeed the contention is correct that consumer-itis is an affliction)
There endeth my shade-of-green post for the day.