So true re: util companies. Nor would we want them to given current tech. what would be fascinating is to see a modeling effort re: the ramp of energy demand driven by IT over time. Obviously we are going to need some really powerful tech calvary to come to the rescue before the brown stuff hits the fan!
Very thought provoking - thanks Brian. See you tomorrow
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