[rescue] Electronics Recycling Day

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Sun Nov 15 00:31:39 CST 2009

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From: John Ruschmeyer <jruschme at gmail.com>
> I really want to pout about the two iMacs.
> As for the question... I think the criteria varies by category...
> PC Desktop: I like your P4 2.0 Ghz criteria, especially since they can be
> cheaply upgraded to 2.6 or better.
> PC Laptop: Definitely scrap anything below 400mhz (I'll let the ThinkPad
> 600e sneak in there), but I'd probably at least give/sell anything below a
> P3 1.0 Ghz. (Which reminds me... I really should list those Thinkpad T20s on
> eBay one of these days.)
> Mac Desktop: G-3, 400mhz at a minimum, though the low-end G-4 towers seem to
> be cheap enough (except for the cost of shipping) to warrant those being a
> bare minimum.
> Mac Laptop: I tend to like the PowerBook G-3s as a minimum (esp. The Pismo)
> John

I still use my pismo although I've gotten a G4 in it.  Now I'm playing with some old Toughbooks.  I guess the throwout criteria depends on the person.  Still have my first computer, an old 1802 kit that used audio tape for storage and a TV for a monitor. One day they may go but not now :-)


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