Does Your iPhone Use As Much Electricity As A New Refrigerator? Not Even Close. | ThinkProgress
… And this is why I have advocated the widespread–global–use of handhelds to do more than complement but replace, whenever possible, desktops: They use less energy to make and run and their making uses far fewer resources. They also are likely to last longer.
What is needed to win arguments is empirical evidence knitted into a narrative that cannot be dismissed or exploited–a narrative that elucidates the ways that local markets can benefit by promoting this sort of platform. I don’t mean top-down industrial policy (IP) but the more effective sort described by Fred Block and others.