Have you saved a milliwatt today?

Research In Motion (RIM) is best known for making the BlackBerry. In the early days of the company, RIM focused on reducing the BlackBerry’s power consumption. The engineers put up a sign:

Have you saved a milliwatt today?

This was a specific, reasonable challenge. Instead of some nebulous exhortation to corporate greatness, something worthy of a Dilbert cartoon, they asked engineers to reduce power consumption by a milliwatt.

What’s your equivalent of saving a milliwatt?

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4 thoughts on “Have you saved a milliwatt today?

  1. I try to commit a useful change to at least one of the open source projects I’m involved with every day.

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