Due to California’s energy usage concerns, I’m wondering about how much energy computers use. I’m a librarian and would like to know a bit more about how Windows (both 98 and 95) can save energy within the Power settings. Currently we have these all set to ‘never’. My concern is, in a public setting, people are used to a computer always being on, and if it has turned off due to no use, they think it is out of order… Do the settings that just slow down the hard drive actually help reduce energy usage? Would this be invisible for a patron coming up to use the PC? What computer activities use the most energy? Our public computers are used for searching our catalog using telnet, and using internet. We do turn off all PCs at night, but I’m wondering how we can reduce energy usage during slow times when the library is open.