It is bad journalism when an old news story is debunked and continues to be rehashed! How sloppy! Shame on you, Houston Chronicle!
Back around 2000, when Palem began thinking about the future of computer chip technology, power consumption wasn’t a big consideration. Only speed mattered.
But today, the energy consumed by information technology – a January news story likened the energy used in just two Google searches to boiling a kettle of tea – has become a major consideration.
Google debunked the results quite quickly after that article ran. Why is it acceptable to cite stories without checking on whether those stories are accurate? Isn’t this what we pay journalists for? I guess it’s too hard to check up on facts and instead we can just say there was a news story that reported it rather than making any claims about its correctness. Isn’t that what we have bloggers for?