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Stop Googling And Thumb Some Books!

I Google, therefore Eyewear is. Hard not to, in this day and digital age eh? However, stop the presses. According to today's Times, to Google is to expend major carbon footprints. Forget about flying - lazy students and idle narcissists everywhere are killing the planet, one search at a time. What is a blogger to do? It may be curtains, soon, for the whole Internet thing. Meanwhile, let's face the music and dance.

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PEN Atlas said…
Because book production and distribution generates nothing? It seems to me that publishing is a horribly unsustainable activity (and I say this as a writer, bookworm and former bookstore employee). It's materials-intensive, with few publishers switching to recycled or FSC-approved paper and non-toxic inks (all hail Raincoast and Egmont, leading by example) or using union labour to produce the books. There's even outsourcing, with books being printed increasingly in India and China. Secondhand bookstores are wonderful, as are libraries, but the flow of new books (some of which one wants to support, read and cherish) doesn't seem to stop...
Amy Rose Walter said…
www.blackle.com ... it's google but better because a black screen wins at environmentalism... and so can you!

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