Everyone knows these modern gadgets – computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc. – rely heavily on electricity. But if we think about their power usage at all, it’s primarily when we need to tether them to a wall outlet for recharging. What most of us don’t consider is that the communications occurring between our machines – texts, emails, Internet surfing, cloud computing, etc. – also requires electricity. A lot of electricity. And some serious bricks-and-mortar facilities to enable it all….