NewsForge: Rural Computer Recycling Program Facing Challenges
Jul 14, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Claudia Curran)
"The 'Digital Divide' is alive and well in Ashland, Wis., county
seat of Ashland County, and Bayfield County just to the north--the
second largest county in Wisconsin, though it has no stoplights.
'That's the kind of demographics we're talking about,' said Kent
Tenney, who three years ago approached economic development groups
in northern Wisconsin about starting Longrun.org, a non-profit
venture dedicated to recycling, refurbishing, and building
computers that would use Linux and open source software in rural
"Members of what then was the Chequamegon Linux Users Group put
out a call for used equipment, and received 25 cubic yards of old
computers and hardware that volunteers from Northland College,
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), area high schools,
and the general community helped sort..."