So, last week Greenpeace basically said Apple's eco-friendliness in the management of iCloud was crap, but I'm curious how many users actually care. I don't think a lot of gadget enthusiasts really factor in their electricity usage when buying new toys, let alone subscribing to digital services, but I wanted to see if it's something you guys take into account. Stuff like manufacturing practices are easy to pin ecological concerns onto, and I was always a fan of Sony's Greenheart branding to identify their eco-friendly phones.
- 04-27-2012, 06:50 PM #2
- 04-27-2012, 10:45 PM #3
Gotta run... have to fire up my 454 ci engine, turn on a dozen incandescent light bulbs (100 watters) and then chop down a tree or two...
- 04-27-2012, 10:52 PM #4
Considering they are building a storage facility in Oregon where we have relatively cheap electricity I don't think it's an issue. The electricity here comes from dams and so many wind mills they have to dump water out of the dams without producing energy because the grid can't take it. I guess we need even more high tension lines heading south to California...
- 04-27-2012, 11:21 PM #5
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- 04-28-2012, 04:11 AM #8
Don't hate the player (Apple), hate the game (the "free for all" market system). If it's not profitable to make a change, the change is not made.
Unless Apple goes 100% green (meaning ALL Apple Stores, cloud centers, production facilities, transportation methods, etc) - which will cost them probably all their money (and reducing their profit margins) - I am not impressed. Anything less than that is merely PR moves.
- 04-28-2012, 07:04 AM #9
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