FROM Jonathan Koomey
Is Internet Technology Really 'Clean' Technology? Internet companies tell computer users their data is stored on "The Cloud," and a lot of them worry it might be disturbed by the weather. In reality, "The Cloud" is million of severs in hundreds of warehouse-sized buildings that can use enough electricity to power a medium-sized town. The New York Times has created a furor by raising questions about how much energy is wasted to make so much information available 24/7. What about air pollution? Can the IT industry power unstoppable growth, or will it hit a brick wall?
How will the media cover the Trump White House? America's White House has never been completely transparent, but the Bill of Rights protects reporters when they try to discover as much as they can. As President, Donald Trump may create new challenges…for journalists and for every American who wants to know.