Wired writes about computer recycling: “The refuse from discarded electronics products, also known as e-waste, often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. And that means toxic substances like lead, cadmium and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, water and air.”
I have often mentiond that what is needed is that the old computers should be sent to emerging markets like India where they can become the desktops for the next set of users. What has so far been missing is the software to leverage these old computers. This is where a server-centric computing solution like Emergic Freedom comes in.