Wirehead Update

From: Wirehead Prime <wirehead_at_retrocomputing.com>
Date: Thu Apr 9 19:26:38 1998

> Well, since they are 386's and 486's I'd recommend finding a worthy charity
> that could use them, though you might be able to unload the 486's at a swap
> meet.

Actually, I've considered that in the past but I've found that most
worthy charities don't have someone with the knowhow or time to make them
be useful. In Des Moines, there is a group that works on the machines
and then donates them as well...but...let's just say, to be nice, that
I'm not entirely confident of their...uh...ethics...because from the
rumors I hear the folks that do the work end up getting the best stuff
for themselves....even though it was donated for the express purpose of
going to a worthy charity. :-/ We'll leave it at that.

I'm sure other cities have groups, however, that are reputable and
ethical so the above is not intended to cast aspersions on other groups.
And, as I say, all I hear are rumors so I can't confirm it.

Generally, I cannibalize them for parts to fix machines at work or to
repair friends' computers or my own computers.

Anthony Clifton - Wirehead
Received on Thu Apr 09 1998 - 19:26:38 BST

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