As expected, the celebration of Earth Day brought with it oodles of green news articles, broadcasts and discussions. But among all the chatter about the numerous issues plaguing Mother Earth, I got a chuckle thanks to an article by Jim Rapoza of eWeek.
Addressing the green technology dilemma facing geeks worldwide, Rapoza took a look at the dichotomy between the desires of tech nerds to stay ahead of the tech curve while being true to the environment. As he concedes, this can be a very lofty proposition.
“That’s because when it comes to enemies of the environment, most modern technologies rank pretty high on the list,” said Rapoza. “Technology products can consume lots of resources, both in their production and in their daily use. And, if these products are improperly disposed of, they can cause significant damage to the environment.”
As a reader of this blog, I can only assume that you are likely one of the people Rapoza’s describing. So I challenge you to take a look at the decisions you make every day! Before jumping ship to purchase the latest version of the iPhone, ask: Is it worth it? Many diehards will say yes, but just remember that striking a balance, although not always easy, is a necessary sacrifice if we hope to make the world a little better.
To read Jim Rapoza’s commentary, go to: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Green-IT/Can-Geeks-Go-Green-And-Still-Stay-Ahead-of-the-Tech-Curve-133032/