"For those worried with energy consumption and all its downsides. When your screen is white, being it an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59 watts. Mark Ontkush wrote an article about the energy saving that would be achieved if Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page views, according to his calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved."Of course, the screen being in black makes it fucking difficult to see anything when compared to the white one, but why let little details like being able to see what you have just searched for stop you?
I hoped that this was all a wind up, but it doesn't seem to be. However there are some criticisms of it - see here for details.
How very apt. Something designed to save the environment that actually turns out to be a big old bag of crap. Who'd have thought it, eh?