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Fun: Old Computer Turned Arcade Machine Delights at SXSW

This is why recycling is so awesome. In an effort to boost awareness for electronics recycling a few companies chipped in to resuscitate a 90’s relic from the pre-internet age. Check out the original post at Earth911 for more photos etc.

At the preview night of Fader Fort, one of the premier parties of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, blue drinks flowed, Chromeo laid down their brand of electrofunk, and even P. Diddy stopped by to say hello, but there was perhaps no bigger star than a 14-year-old computer.

And while it looked exactly like the computer you had a decade and a half ago, it wasn’t just any 14-year-old machine — this former Dell desktop had been transformed into a gametop with around 50 retro games (think Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and lots of Mario Bros.) with the goal of highlighting Dell Reconnect, a partnership between Dell and Goodwill that provides consumers free and convenient computer recycling. The program reaches more than 166 million people throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Dell Reconnect program started in Austin 10 years ago, so exhibiting at SXSW is like home. Other displays around Fader Fort included a Dell logo sign made from more than 10,000 keyboard keys, wood pallets recycled into seating for standing-weary festivalgoers, tables and planters fashioned out of a variety of computer parts, and placards toting fun facts about the program — for instance, donating one working computer to Dell Reconnect equates to 6.8 hours of job training for a Goodwill employee.

If you’re looking for a reliable asset disposal service, PCS of Massachusetts is ready and willing to help you recycle your electronics and destroy your data.  PC Survivors of Massachusetts, L.L.C.  (R2) Certified,  86 Finnell Drive Unit 6,Weymouth, MA 02188 /Cell: 781-635-6281 /Office: 781-335-1220 / Fax: 781-335-1499 / www.pcsmass.com

 

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