I’m moving. As always happens, moving is a great time to rid ones self of baggage and clutter. So I’m saying goodbye to some old friends: four PCs and two monitors. It wasn’t easy, though, and not because of sentiment. In this age of environmental regulations, how do you toss a PC?
It turns out that you have to pay to ditch. I called around, and no one wanted an old PC. Not even the Gweeps! Some companies wanted me to pay up to $25 a pop for the privilege of hauling the junk away.
But it turns out that Staples just instituted a new recycling program that rescued me: They’ll take any PC or monitor for $10 each.
What did I toss? Some old favorites:
- Compaq Desqpro 386 SX25 with EISA, a proprietary bus CD-ROM, and about 50 256K SIMMs
- A Biostar motherboard with an AMD 5×85-133 CPU – the most powerful 486 ever made
- Two old workstations from god knows where
- A 17″ CRT that worked fine – but who needs it in this era of LCDs?
- A NEC MultiSync 3D – the God Monitor for us alternative computer guys, but mine gave up the ghost
Rest in peace, old gear…