disposing of computer junk was Re: Computerworld Article

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Thu Apr 13 15:22:22 2000

> I have some friends of mine that have been selling computer scrap to the
>Chinese. I just heard that the Chinese government has put a stop to the
>importation of all computer scrap. The word is that it may be temporary or
>it may not. If the ban is permanent then I foresee major problems with the
>disposal of computer scrap in this country in the very near future.

Time to re-oil the bribe machine most likely. I think this happens fairly
regularly, and then very soon its business as usual.

OTOH I think it would be just dandy of all those containers stop going
over. I have no idea why we allow tons of computers to go so cheap to a
area with no respect for software property rights, or why their goverment
keeps trying to stop it. Of course it is pretty hard to keep your thumb on
people when they have access to the net, maybe that scares them. It should.
Received on Thu Apr 13 2000 - 15:22:22 BST

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