Join National Computing Day On Friday, 4th October 2002 To Help Move The Mountain
The recent report issued by Gartner on the sale of the one billionth PC world-wide has highlighted one of the most pressing technology issues facing the world today – computer equipment wastage. With only half of those one billion PCs in use today and with the trend set to continue1, the mountain of unused PCs is getting higher and higher.
Not only is this a potential environmental disaster but it is also a huge waste of valuable equipment which could be easily recycled to make computing more accessible to a wider range of people. And a new initiative – National Computing Day – aims to make this possible.
Zoe Rouch, the organiser of National Computing Day says, “With a further billion sales of PCs predicted in the next six years2, it is important that we don’t end up with a stockpile of discarded computers, mirroring the problems we are currently facing with fridges and TVs. National Computing Day will make businesses and consumers more aware of the options that are available to them when disposing of old equipment.”
“If equipment was recycled and redistributed instead of being thrown away, then more people of all ages from all walks of life would be able to benefit from computers and find out more about them.”
National Computing Day is supported by Computeractive, the UK’s best selling computer magazine, and the Computeractive Show which is taking place over three days at the National Hall, Olympia, London from 4-6 October. The Computeractive Show aims to meet everyone's computing needs and will bring visitors all the latest products and live workshops, covering topics such as Windows, the internet, anti-virus software and digital photography to name but a few.
For further details on National Computing Day and how to become involved, please contact:
Rosie Tickner/ James Cook
020 7580 1366
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