Dell Recycles

An article in News.com on Dell’s recycling program. Of late, the clamour for recycling has increased. In Japan, IBM and Hitachi launched a similar program.

I wonder why they aren’t thinking of shipping these computers to the lower-income countries of the world. Computers can work quite well for many years. What’s needed is the motherboard — at rock-bottm prices. This stripped-down PC can become a thin client talking to a thick server, and provide computing to a whole class of users who’ve never had access to computing because of the cost.

This has the potential to rejuvenate the IT sector dramatically. Companies focus on the coming recovery in countries like the US. How about opening up new markets which have 10x the number of potential users?

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