OpenFest 2006 - Share the Freedom

June 21, 2005

Donating computer mainframes? :)

[in Bulgarian]

The topic of how to deal with all the old computer-related equipment that has been quietly piling up in the attic - or in the living room - over the years has come up quite often in personal conversations over the past few weeks. Now, it seems there's a new twist on it :)

One of the most common ways to handle old stuff (besides just dumping it or setting up a computer history museum) is to donate it to a charity. Well, apparently at least one charity has been burned by such attempts already - Jeremy Zawodny found out that Goodwill Industries International will absolutely refuse to accept computer mainframes!

As Jeremy writes, "You just know that a rule like this only appears after someone tries to donate a mainframe." :)

Posted by roam at June 21, 2005 01:48 PM