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More studies: Estimates were wrong
David Wessel's column in the Wall Street Journal covers the debate over how much electricity does the Internet use. (paid subscription) http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB1039040314228813793,00.html?mod=technology%5Ffeatured%5Fstories%5Fhs Mark Mills wrote a paper how the US was running short on power, and the Internet was consuming 13% of it. Jonathan Koomey writes research papers that the number is about 3%. To quote the column: "It's an instructive case study in how a simple assertion of questionable accuracy can be repeated so often that it is accepted as fact by people in the press, in government and on Wall Street who ought to be more discerning."