25 families in theWashington, DC area received a holiday gift they may have never thoughtpossible this past month - a newly refurbished Macintosh computer.Washington Apple Pi, the largest, and one of the oldest user groups in theU-S made it all possible through its Computer Reclamation Project. "Westarted this project many years ago for two reasons," says WAP PresidentLorin Evans. "First, to help those who might not be able to get a computerto have one. Secondly, to recycle these Macs to ensure they continue to giveyears of valuable service."
Just before Christmas, WAP distributed 25 complete computer set-ups toorganizations in the Washington, DC area. Those organizations will make surethe Macs will go to families that donit have computers. "This is just oneexample of our on-going Reclamation Project," says Evans. "Our volunteersspend many, many hours recycling all varieties of Macintoshes so that theymay be returned to the community." WAP has even sent computers to needyorganizations overseas.
The Mac computer set ups that were put together are as follows:
- Macintosh 6100CD
- 24meg RAM
- 230 Meg Hard Drive
- Preloaded software
- A Copy of the CD Pi Fillings - Goes to School
- A Copy of The CD Grolieris Encyclopedia
- 13 inch Color Monitor
- Keyboard and mouse
- Imagewriter 2 printer with ribbion
You can find more information at the Washington Apple Pi web site.