Monday, August 22, 2005

San Francisco Examiner:

San Francisco recycles computers to help bridge digital divide

By Justin Jouvenal
San Francisco Examiner Staff Writer;
Published: Monday, August 15, 2005 11:30 PM PDT

In an effort to bridge the so-called 'digital divide,' San Francisco began recycling surplus computer parts so they can be transferred to community centers and low-income households around The City.

Speaking near a stack of computer monitors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Monday, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the initiative saying The City had collected more than 4,000 monitors, keyboards, mice and other components from its different departments. The equipment will be transferred to Goodwill's Bay Area Computer Recycling Project, which will refurbish the parts before shipping them out. He said too many of The City's underprivileged do not have access to computers, which is a major impediment to a successful career and schooling."...

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