The dangerous nature of digital waste is not a new problem. In the early '00s EPEAT set standards for "green electronics." But this week tech industry thought leader Apple said they are opting out of the standard! Why did Apple drop out of green computing?
As our insatiable appetite for instant access to all of our info-stuff expands, the number of data centers containing massive servers is expanding, exponentially. And these facilities all need power. Electricity. Lots of it.