Well, today was apparently E-Day — a day set aside for folk like you and I to “leave it off” (i.e. turn off all those devices that we’d normally leave on standby etc.) As with all of these badly-publicised, goody-goody “days”, it’s been a huge success and at the end of the official twenty-four hour period we as a nation have reduced our energy consumption against the average by +0.1%!…
Hmm… no, wait a minute. A saving of +0.1% [EDIT: in the sense used on the E-Day site, not the true mathematcial sense!] isn’t a saving at all, is it? E-Day usage is actually up on the daily usage average!
Serves ’em right, says I. I mean — did they really think I was going to shut my computers down just for them? Sheesh. What a preposterous idea! When the rising seas are lapping at my doorstep and I have to wear factor 400 sunblock even on a cloudy day, then I’ll shut the computers down and not before!
(This post was brought to you with a healthy dollop of irony.)