Quote Originally Posted by rtuttle View Post
With cheap printers and expensive ink cartridges has anybody ever done a study on what the long term environmental effects are? I personally think the effects will be worse than film. We can reclaim a lot of the film, what are we going to do with all these outdated desktops and printers. I know the transfer station I use for garbage (and I live in a extremly small town <3k) is loaded with computer garbage. They never had a dumpster full of cameras.
I wonder how many people toss out computers with the hard drives still on them?

I wonder how much private info is contained on those hard drives?

Remember, no matter how you discard the old 'puter - make sure to remove the HD and effectively destroy it before doing so. Just erasing it clean will not keep "bad guys" from getting to your personal data.