Thought this was pretty interesting, via Low Tech Magazine, which famously is responsible for the solar powered website:
Solar-powered version of LowTechMagazine.com
This is a webring! The introduction quotes from an interview with Kris De Decker of LowTechMagazine:
It’s clear that it’s something intrinsic to web designers, this desire to build better things, because it’s not just that the typical website uses a lot of energy, it’s also just a horrible thing. It’s not fun to be on the internet anymore, at least not like it used to be, in the sense that these days, you open a website, you get a cookie warning, then you get some privacy thing that you have to click away, then you get the newsletter, then you get the ads in your face, and then by the time you get to the content, you have already lost your interest.
Maybe we should not only focus on the energy use but also simply on creating a website that shows what I want to read and that loads fast and that doesn’t bother me with all these questions.
Low Tech Webring