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Students boot up classmates

Original post made on Nov 12, 2010

Two local high school seniors are taking old, unwanted computers donated by the community, repairing essential components and software, and giving the machines to fellow students in need.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 12, 2010, 3:23 PM

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Posted by MtnViewMan
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Regarding the caption below the photo here:

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Uhhhhhh...that's a COMPUTER he is "showing the interior" of not a hard drive. I am a bit surprised the author doesn't know the difference. Perhaps the person that wrote the caption would befit from enrolling in one of the rudimentary skills courses offered by Silicon for Society.

Props to these guys for doing a good thing & to the Voice for bringing attention to them.


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Posted by Hardin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm

What an ingenious way to reuse what would have been junk destined for the landfill or a 3rd World country.

I'm teaching my kids to use, reuse, and/or re-purpose what we have already before buying something new. We make a game of it, which makes it fun, and challenges them to think outside the box, rather than resort to the "buy new" reflex.

If you consider the amount of energy that goes into manufacturing, transporting, and selling goods, the easiest way to conserve energy is to wring more use out of what we have.