Has anyone bumped in to any concrete numbers over the environment impact of our usage of suboptimal software, eg js+web tech instead of native desktop apps, the power usage of crypto currencies, the cost of constantly brute forcing problems instead of elegant solutions?

Any data is much appreciated - it trying to write something intelligent about this.

@e8johan crypto is a big one, but you should also have a look at the energy costs and toxic byproducts of silicon manufacturing. small / slow computing is about debloating the software that we use so it can run on salvaged hardware. the production run of your next favorite computer will produce more waste than you could save from ditching electron.
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@xj9 that is a good point. To me (and you) this is kind of obvious, but as you say, worth pointing out. Despite the physical world being tangible, most do not realize the production impact of modern electronics.

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