February 08, 2007

What happened to your OLD notebook ?

I came across this discussion on the uses of a OLD LAPTOP on New York's Craigslist rants and raves section . Few of the replies are funny, nevertheless there are good suggestions too !! I gathered those replies and posted here . Read on !!

Donate it to a Katrina victim.

Get a can of spray paint and stickers and turn it into a "Hello Kitty" laptop.

Carefully remove the video screen and mount it to the front of a fishtank so that the fish look like the old Macintosh "after dark" screensaver.

You can put it on your bookshelf or something.

Carefully take apart an etch-a-sketch and attach it to your laptop screen in such a way that it looks like Dilbert's pointy-haired boss' laptop.

Mount it in a picture frame on your wall and have it run "webshots" 27 X 7.

Load it up with spyware and give it to your ex.

Connect it to a high-voltage source somehow and leave it unattended somewhere. Use hidden camera to win big prize in "America's stupidest criminals home video" contest.

Pick a woman, any woman, in Buffalo whose kids all managed to get themselves killed because they were hanging out with violent criminals. Load some educational software on it and donate it to her. Suggested subject: Parenting


1. stick it up your ass!

2. exchange for sex

3. donate to material for the arts [mfta.org]

4. give to family member, maybe a sister or cousin who may be starting college in the spring and would love a 2002 laptop even without all the new WOW factors

5. put it above your fireplace and use it as an electronic picture frame 'cause that is all a 2002 laptop is good for anymore.

6. keep it as a back up porn computer so you don't get an STD on your new shinny one

7.Give it to a church, charity, or school of your choice.

8.Give it to me so I can sell it!


Read them ?

Now , am wondering what to do with my 2003 compaq system ! I thought of giving it to my college going cousins,but they have purchased new notebooks with a higher configuration in India :-) . This laptop holds a sentimental value to me (sundaikaai...) as i bought this in my first salary :-) . I would like few suggestions from fellow Desis !! Go ahead and share your ideas in my comments sections on what you did to your laptops the Indian way !!


Chakra Sampath said...

Send it to me.
I'll think abt what to do with it.
If I couldn't think of anything, I'll put up a similar post.

prabukarthik said...

To add to chakra's part, send it to me,i will write a post about it and in true blogger's style will link u ;D

But seriously, donating it to college kids, katrina victims made sense to me.

Or if u r a selfish geek,u can load some cranky OS software and use it like a guinea pig kinda machine :)

manoj said...

you can be an insensitive first world prick and use it as mp3 server which will benefit only you...or send it to some deserving candidate in some thirdworld country (hint: me) and do something for your country...

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