Is computing tech possible in degrowth?

Take personal computing, to start with. Personal computing as it it right now, that’s for sure, for several reasons.


Permacomputing (as defined here) advocates for a sustainable, long-term relationship with computing, accounting for decarbonziation and the possibility of collapse. It is related in philosophy to permaculture, or the aspiration to sustainable land management.

Permacomputing has retained a strong theoretical component, tough some of its tennets are popular enough to trigger cultural changes. Some examples (based on personal perception):

It is still, of course, not enough. Developing non-tradicional relationships with computing (see compudanzas) is necessary, as well as more practical examples of sustainable internet (low weight protocols such as Gemini, or solar websites).