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What to do with an old computer?

October 10, 2011

An old Dell computer has sat in the corner of Rocky’s home library for months. Rocky promised Trophy Wife that this unsightly dust magnet would eventually “disappear,” yet even Rocky’s trusted Computer Guru won’t carry the box away. The Computer Guru explained that no charity would want such a relic.

What to do? Rocky lists some possible uses for the “low profile” desktop computer:

1. It weighs about 15 pounds. Perhaps it can be used as a “medicine ball” … to be tossed back-and-forth in the gym?

2. In lieu of bricks, it could be placed in the trunk of a car…providing added traction for winter driving.

3. It can be donated to Habitat For Humanity and used as a substitute concrete block for new construction.

4. It can serve as a step stool to reach the top shelf in the pantry.

5. It can be used as a space heater to warm up the bathroom floor on cold mornings.

6. It can serve as a standing platform for meditation and yoga. Alternatively, smashed with a sledge hammer, it can provide a more effective release for life’s frustrations.

7. It could be buried in the backyard as a time capsule for future generations to find.



  1. Murali
    October 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Or, It could be given off as a prize in the next contest that Rocky conducts for the blog audience? 🙂

  2. onedumbtart
    October 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Excellent ideas! I myself have had that dilemma and it was with a Dell also. I think we took the hard drive out (TMI on that thing), threw out the harnesses and old out dated pc boards, and scrapped the metal case.

    I hear there’s gold in them thar computers somewhere.

    I like the yoga idea!
    Could be used as a step mat for Step aerobics? Does anyone even do aerobics anymore…? Eww, I’m dating myself here.

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