“Just got handed a Compaq Presario laptop, it is older than the dust in my basement. It has a fried backlight, useless CDROM, and dead battery. “Can you clean this up so I can give it to someone who doesn’t have a computer?”
I offered to destroy the hard drive and drop it off at a computer recycler tomorrow. But they didn’t quite understand – it can still run Windows me, it still has the sticker on the palm rest.
I explained giving this laptop to someone would be like dropping a penny in donation kettle, or expired can of spam for the food pantry …
Happy holidays to anyone else doing tech support today – I lift an eggnog to you.”
– and we lift an eggnog to you! – Rob
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