Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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If we want to keep our jobs we also have to be there on time, every time. Vehicles are a necessity. But hey, I'm willing to give this newfangled hippie walk-everywhere thing a chance.

He did specifically mention bicycles too. And I don't know where you live, but in this city it's often faster to get around by bicycle - and it's almost always easier to find parking downtown for a bicycle.

Your argument also presents a false dichotomy - pardon me for stating the obvious, but it is possible to make use of more than just a single method of transportation. I personally both own a bicycle and have access to a company vehicle - it's pretty easy to decide which is the appropriate one to use, based on the pragmatic requirements of the situation. I use the car when it makes more sense than biking and vice-versa - and sometimes it makes the most sense to use both. E.g., if I'm going somewhere that I know has lousy parking, then it's easiest to just toss the bike in the trunk and park a few blocks away where it's easier to find space.

Also screw your idea about freezing my ass off in the winter. I work damn hard to pay my house payment and bills and there's no way I'm sitting around in the cold when there's a perfectly good heater there.

I didn't get the impression that the original poster was suggesting people ought to completely eschew electric/gas heat. But it's certainly possible to use those things within reason - if anything, I find it's more convenient to put on a sweater than to wait for my heaters to bring the temperature up.

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