When it comes to the environment, PCs aren't too PC -- as in politically correct.
A research team from the UN University of Tokyo found that personal computers are the environmental equivalent of "My Big, Fat, Obnoxious Fiancee." Not only do they take up a lot space, they also have a hearty appetite for unhealthy things.
The research team said that PCs eat up ten times their "birth" weight in chemicals and fossil fuels during the manufacturing process. When it's time to trash them -- and the
The research group concluded that countries across the globe must act in order to counter the potential damage of putting PCs out to pasture. One method: Give manufacturers and buyers incentives to upgrade or re-use hardware instead of pitching it. Which sounds like a good idea -- you certainly don't want Greenpeace to ram your monitor or tower with one of their boats.