I've just logged on to Google to find that the background colour is black. This is to highlight (!) interest in Earth Hour and to focus our attention on conserving energy. For a moment I thought Google had fallen for the same nonsense that I described in my earlier blog., 'Black Screen, Smoke Screen' Fortunately, they are on the ball and I am happy that my post took the right line.
Here's what Google say:
Google users in the United Kingdom will notice today that we "turned the lights out" on the Google.co.uk homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour. As to why we don't do this permanently - it saves no energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what they display. However, you can do something to reduce the energy consumption of your home PC by joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.
You heard it here first - if you were looking!
As you might have noticed from the photo album in the sidebar, I have become a Dad for the first time and have had less time to write than in the past. The next post will more than likely talk about things to do with newborn babies - Jaundice is the colour of the moment! Thomas Andrew's Baby Blog is here.