February 9, 2007

How Green is Your Avatar?

by Scott Rettberg · , 7:55 am

An interesting post at Nicholas Carr’s Rough Type estimates that the average Second Life avatar consumes about 1,752 kWh per year. That compares to the average worldwide per capita consumption of 2,436 kWh per year. A lot of juice.

2 Responses to “How Green is Your Avatar?”

  1. nick Says:

    Why can’t we have civilized discourse like this on Grand Text Auto?

    Posted by: I_PWN_NOOBS at December 6, 2006 03:35 PM

    An avatar is a person’s on-line alter ego. Your avatar on this blog, for instance, is the name I_PWN_NOOBS. On Second Life, people’s avatars take the form of computer-generated figures.
    Posted by: Nick Carr at December 6, 2006 03:38 PM

    ok thanks.
    ps I PWN J00
    Posted by: I_PWN_NOOBS at December 6, 2006 04:27 PM

  2. mark Says:

    As the aphorism goes, he who pwns n00bs should take care that he does not in the process himself become a n00b.

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