November 17, 2006
Dear CNET members,
Lee's out this week, but he wanted us to make sure you got at
least one newsletter to chew on, so I thought I'd make my best
effort at emulating the awesome work he does every week.
(Speaking of questions, you'll see that the question of the week
is the same as last week's, so you can still submit an answer if
you haven't already!) OK, let's get to it.
Next week is Thanksgiving in the U.S., and the day after is even
bigger: Black Friday. Some of you will be in the shopping
insanity, some of you will be microwaving piles of mashed
potatoes on top of pumpkin pie leftovers (delicious, honest), and
some of you will be working. If you're part of the working crowd,
you're not alone. CNET's video team will be holding our annual
Holiday Helpdesk marathon: 10 straight hours of live, call-in,
holiday shopping advice. And we'll be giving away 10 PlayStation
3 game consoles while we're at it.
So, I know you have questions (like "Where's Lee?" and "Why's
this newsletter so short?"); if they're about what gadget to buy
someone this holiday season, call us on Friday, November 24,
between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET at 888-599-CNET, e-mail us at
email@example.com (anytime between now and then), and if
you've got a Webcam, you can actually join the discussion live,
like our very own holiday help correspondent. Just send an e-mail
with "Holiday Webcam" in the subject line, and we'll get back to
you for details. Plus, don't forget about the PS3s. Those suckers
are hard to
Each week we take a look at topics discussed in the forums.
Have fun and enjoy!
More from the forums
Question of the week:
My question isn't as technical as it is practical. Over the years, my wife and I have accumulated three desktops and a laptop computer that are outdated. What does one do with these things? I know there are environmental issues involved in disposal of the monitors. Also, it seems like a waste to just throw away these machines. Is there something like a home for aged computers or someone who would use the components rather than adding them to a landfill? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
(Note: There is really no wrong or right answer to this question from David, so if you have suggestions or creative ways to reuse, renew, or recycle old and outdated computers, please share them with us.)
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