The Elephant in the Room

Stephen Wildstrom

One hot tech industry topic was strikingly missing from the just-ended DEMO 2007 conference--energy conservation. Among the 67 new products showcased, there was not a single one that would either help consumers or businesses reduce their energy consumption, nor was there anything that would reduce the energy consumption of tech products themselves. In fact, the only thing that addressed enegry at all was an improved lithium ion battery from Boston-Power Inc.. Welcome as longer battery life and faster recharges would be, the won't reduce overall energy consumption.

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