My first computer has been sitting in the corner of the office, on the other desk, cluttering the place up for the last few years. Today I finally decided it had to go, but what to do with it. Does anyone want it, a museum maybe, probably not.
So I googled 'disposing of a computer'. Yes I know it has to go to a recycling yard, no problem we have one a couple of miles away, but I also read that the hard drive has to be wiped clean, to prevent dodgy people stealing your personal details. Oh my goodness I don't know how to do that :o(
Then I checked out a few more sites, aha, that's the answer I can smash it up. I don't know what a hard drive looks like so I contacted my computer man Mark, and he described it to me. Still not 100% sure which bit I was looking for, so just to be sure I unscrewed everything I could and took the whole thing apart.
Next I took all the bits out into the yard, put my protective goggles on, got my lump hammer, and systematically smashed every possible bit to pieces. The little sticker made me laugh. 'Product warranty will be void if this label is removed', ha ha. I wonder what they would say if I took it back to the shop and told them I dropped it, then asked, well the label is still there, can you repair it ha ha.
Destruction is not something I normally get involved in, as I am a very placid person, construction is more my thing. I must say though that with every blow of the hammer I felt a sense of victory. Take that, you are out of my life forever, ha ha. The computer is dead.
5 hours ago