The biggest scam since... everything.
Microsoft has made its Emissions Impact Dashboard - formerly known as Sustainability Calculator and designed to measure the carbon impact of cloud workloads - generally available. If that sounds familiar, it may be because Google this week made a big deal of its Carbon Footprint preview, which claims to "measure, report and …
Well, someone is getting rich. Not the users or customers, of course. So, business as usual, one might snarkily say. Selling a dream is always good for the bottom line. Clouds are always associated with dreaming, so it is a natural match. The users and customers dream of riches an the owners get golden rain.
And if you can sell an extra service how much bad you are doing to the mother earth, then that is even better. More services sold using up more and more resources. And that results in a better bottom line. See, it works as planned.
For decades the parole has been that developer time is expensive, machine time is cheap, so we should use higher level languages.
The green agenda and "cloud computing" mandates that a high efficiency languages like C and C++ directly translates to greener computing!!
Fewer CPU cycles = less carbon emission!!
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