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Loopy London power outage story is turned around

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Yesterday we ran a story pouring cold water over an FT piece suggesting that London was in line for an electricity blackout due to the construction of power-hungry data centers in the capital.

We were therefore extremely impressed when the same journalist embarked on an arse-saving exercise with a follow-up story today. Headlined "Warning on Web electricity needs", this article pointed that due to operational delays (built in by co-locators), there was a risk that companies would be tempted to look to the continent to build such facilities.

Absolutely true and fortunately lending an air of truthfulness to the previous piece. We say bravo to such journalistic enterprise. Keep up the good work.

And well done for the pioneering work on using the phrase Internet hotel instead of server farms or data centres. Just because you can't book in for a night and the room service is probably crap doesn't mean its not a valid term. ®

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