One last (planned) post on my current computer situation. The New York Times ran a story today about major computer manufacturers offering reduced-cost refurbished computers -- from returns shortly after an initital purchase, mainly -- and a new electronic environmental rating systems for changes in manufacturing. Plus a note on computer recycling.
This is a good article to have in your files (I keep them as PDFs these days) when trying to make a point about responsible computer purchasing.
Barry Rehfeld, "When 'Refurbished' Takes on an Earth-Friendly Vibe" NYT 31 December 2006.