Following an idea passed on by Seth Godin, I decided to give a donation to Wikipedia. After all who has broadband and doesn't use it most days to look up and learn all sorts of things? So much so that they get 50,000 requests every second! Serving that takes about 300 servers around the world: those by themselves aren't that cheap, but I imagine paying for their bandwidth is much more expensive. (If you want more details on the architecture see James Hamilton's blog posting.)We have also made a donation to Christian Aid this Christmas in lieu of sending Christmas Cards to local friends.

AuthorJonathan Clark