Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Green Extroverts Needed

Kirk W. Cameron wrote on "Green Introspection" in IEEE Computer magazine, January 2009. But what I think we need are Green ICT extroverts, who can argue a business case for sustainable development to the senior executives in their organisation. This is what I am aiming to teach in the ACS Green ICT Course. I was a little worried by Kirk's comment about descendants of the hippie geek ancestors who pioneered computing in the 70s. I am one of those former hippie geek pioneers. ;-)
... As IT professionals, educators, and researchers, we share a responsibility to identify the key contributors to energy and environmental waste in our field. But simply identifying problems is not enough; we also have a responsibility to act. Luckily, ours is a profession of innovation. Who better to reduce the environmental impact of information technologies than the descendants of the hippie geek ancestors who started it all ...

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