Zero Carbon Computer 100% BS

One of my favorite tech sites,, commented today on a story by the Telegraph entitled “The wooden computer that adds up to zero.” The story claims that PC World has produced a wood and aluminum PC that’s “Carbon Zero.”

Richard Swinburne of has a great commentary on this, especially the idea that simply removing fans will cut the carbon footprint of a PC! Cutting fans will only make a minimal impact, of course, and the savings in electricity don’t warrant buying this over-price marketing ploy.

Those advocating a carbon-neutral lifestyle should be offended by these false claims, but it’s likely that PC World will be hailed for its efforts in cleaning up e-waste.