Australia bans the bulb. Ikea bans the bag. These are the first two shots fired in the anti-tech revolution. Why? Because I can't think of a single technology that has ever been banned before. Ok, maybe the Supersonic Transport, which was banned in the US in the 1970s. But that's about it.
I don't know where this is headed, but I'm sure this is going to leak into IT - rationing laptops, banning Vista, etc. Once folks get comfortable with the idea of banning poisonous, wasteful technologies, the flood gates will open; Hmmm, that seems to be right about now. Down periscope.