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Fwd: [LUG] Computers for Schools (not Tesco's)
  • From: paul sutton <psutton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 18:59:08 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200206181836.31563.psutton@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Thought I would forward this, sorry if it's already been sent.

can anyone help esp as it's a shame to have computers just dumped in a skip
esp when there are many kids without computers, around,

Paul
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Subject: [LUG] Computers for Schools (not Tesco's)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 16:47:12 +0100
From: andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: list@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi all,

Sorry for the cross posting, but i thought this was a really worthwhile
idea.

(amazing how bean counters can skip what is potentially a 'Super
Computer')

Andy Weir
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Hi,
It looks like I should be able to rescue a bunch (50ish) of Compaq
233-ish PCs that are being skipped this weekend, possibly with monitors
to match.
I'd like to see these installed running Debian in a school somewhere,
but I've tried to make this happen before, and failed, so was wondering
if any of you were in contact with any schools run by people capable of
independent thought (unlike the ones I've met in the past)
If so, you'll probably need to volunteer to look after them at least
during the set-up, just so the computers don't end up gathering dust,
but I wouldn't have thought it would be too much hassle to do as long as
you start out with a specific goal, like "set up a web browsing lab" or
"set up a word-processing lab", they can find out all the other stuff
available as they go along, but if they cannot agree on the basis that
they get a free facility as long as they find somewhere to put the
machines, I don't think you'll get a result at the end of the day.
Any takers?
Any better ideas on how to use these? Anyone with a transit van (or
artic. ;-) and a warehouse available?
This is fairly urgent, since if they're not collected by Saturday, they
go in a skip.
Cheers, Phil.
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