Ways to know the computer industry is really straining to find reasons for stodgy old music executives to embrace the digital era: A Microsoft and Intel-funded study provides the pretty non-shocking news that music downloads are “greener” than their compact-disc counterparts, thanks to binary files not needing much at all in the way of physical components (not to mention, no plastic wrap). Ways to know journalism is probably just as doomed: A ton of media outlets ran with this particular non-story. Oh, woe. [The Register]