Could a standard power supply help reduce e-waste and promote green manufacturing among today’s notebook makers? Taiwan’s notebook manufacturers including Acer think so, and it makes a lot of sense on paper. But if history is any guide, the battle is decidedly an uphill one. Just look at the the efforts to standardize handset chargers. If you have a rat’s nest of cell phone chargers and cables stashed in a kitchen drawer, you know exactly what I mean.