Tuesday, March 27, 2007

talkin bout carbon feetprints now - the semantic web tax

so in these days of sustainability, we should consider the damage done to the environment by spam - it requires processing (85% of email I send is spam, that means that 99% of email you get from me is spam - that means 99% of CPUs in the world are consuming spam) and generates (as do cows) much heat due to the lack of optimisation of todays processors - we should either
i) demand that intel, amd etc build processors for which spam is a no-op and can be removed by the instruction scheduler
ii) fine the spammers for causing us t oreach the heat death of the universe sooner than we would with more meaningful electronic communication

indeed, this might be achieved by
i) minimum entropy coding of instruction sets
ii) a negative tax on meaning.

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