Nice article on Dumpster Diving http://www.forbes.com/2008/12/06/co...sh-lead-corprespons08-cx_cd_1208doctorow.html
Most of the stuff in the background are my sister's and mother's...
You want old computers, just go to your local landfill. I went to drop off something, and saw a ton of them sitting in a cargo container. The guy said I could have whatever I wanted, so I grabbed a P4 Dell with the oem license still on it for XP, and refurbed it for my mom. The rest of them were P2 era, so I guess I lucked out.
An Apple Macintosh from 85.
Hey it still works...
Who on earth would just throw one of those away. They sell like hotcakes on Ebay! Nice find man!
Looks like things are slowly picking up. People buying new stuff and throwing out old. But still nothing compared to what it used to be.
I just got a 19 inch Dell lcd monitor and 4GB of PC2-4200 ram from a bunch of stuff my school was getting rid of. They just pile it up outside one of the computer labs