Black+Google=Blackle

Blackle.

It sounds like a custom search that interjects ‘izzle’ where appropriate, or perhaps a custom KKK search. Or like ‘backles’, a word I learned while reading the new Miranda July book.

But it’s not. It’s a crunchy, hippie computer thing!

A high schooler showed this to me today (for me, this denotes a change in my information sources – it used to be BoingBoing and Jason, and now it’s 17-year-olds).

It’s straight-up Google, but with a black background and white text. From the about page ” Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. ‘Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.’ Roberson et al, 2002.”

4 Responses to “Black+Google=Blackle”

  1. Inky says:

    HA! google for goths. I love it!!

  2. Rob says:

    You have, of course, heard about Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day.

  3. aapse says:

    That is really cool! I think it’s easier to read too.

  4. Abbie says:

    Excellent – have you thought about changing Outsidecat to an Outside Black Cat?

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