In my last post I talked about a 2mW user. Specifically I said:
5. Or, with roughly 250 million Firefox users, 50kW is 2 milliwatts/user (or 144Wh/month).
I haven’t stopped thinking about that number as a metric of measuring efficiency or how much power it takes to do work (provide services) for some number of Firefox users. I thought it’d be more interesting to trend wattage/user over time than just raw wattage (which is still too abstract for me to wrestle with).
My only problem is that my graphing tool kept spitting about numbers like:
I had to stare at it bit before it clicked.
50kW/250m users = .0002 watts/user
50,000 W/250,000,000 users = .0002 watts/user