[OT] Re: Filthy Apples

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Fri Sep 29 23:01:16 CDT 2006

I believe that here in California, there is a new state law that requires
depositing all such used computing equipment at a
state-designated/approved recycling/disposal facility.


On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> I had no intention, in my original posting, of
> implying that Apple computers were filthier than any
> other manufacturer . . .
> I am absolutely sure that all computers are filled
> with filthy muck!
> And, as another poster pointed out, that is the price
> for fancy technology.
> But filthy muck may not have to go on being the price
> of fancy technology - and as we are all paying our
> hard-earned money to the companies that manufacture
> the fancy technology we might consider changing some
> of our "feature requests" from ever more
> mind-bogglingly fast processors (face it when was the
> last time you managed to have gulp of your favourite
> drink before the fancy technology made its next move?)
> to technology that is fancy in a different way.
> To speed this on its way I propose that a fund should
> be set up; all people who purchase computers should be
> obliged to deposit 1 US dollar per machine purchased
> into it - as a prize for the person who can first
> produce a computer that contains no poisonous metals .
> . .
> OK, OK, . . . I am finding it difficult to get the
> monitor I designed from potatoes to feature multiple
> resolutions :)
> facetious, or not, it might be sensible to cut down on
> the Cadmium!
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
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