April 10, 2000

Millions of Obsolete PCs Enter Waste Stream

People swamp Web sites that offer free computers, but Paul Kirk couldn’t give away 800 Pentium PCs last fall.Computer disposal firms declined to take the machines, saying they were already loaded with castoffs that weren’t year 2000-compliant. Charities and schools said 133 MHz was too slow for them.Finally, Kirk, information technology manager at United Companies […]

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