Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
# 10:32:00 AM:

Wood or hemp?

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Today's Good Morning Silicon Valley notes that:

Those eco-geeks among you will no doubt be happy to hear of a new alternative to the environmentally unfriendly PC: the wooden computer.

It's far from new. Aftermarket firms were building Apple IIs with high-end hardwood cases 20 years ago or more—I remember ads in the long-dead magazine Creative Computing. For that matter, the original Apple I kit had a wooden case as well.

And of course there are many others for standard PCs.

Whether any of these are environmentally friendly is another matter. There's always cardboard or, even groovier, hemp-based plastic (currently only for CD cases, but you never know).


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