The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Quick post - The carbon cost of searching the internet

Has anyone else seen this interesting article featured on today's BBC news website?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7823387.stm

I hadn't even considered that my quite frankly frequent use of google is like potentially boiling a kettle!

2 comments:

AJC said...

Ahem, see: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/powering-google-search.html

Anna said...

Interesting - it was more of a 'I hadn't even considered that before' rather than a dig at google!