1 When the Dell Reconnect program was preparing to exhibit at South by Southwest — a popular music, film and interactive conference and festival held every year in Austin, Texas — they wanted to come up with a good way to showcase just how easy and important it can be to reuse or recycle computers. The solution? A retro game arcade. Chances are, if you were an adult attending SXSW, you grew up with some kind of old-school game, be it Pong or Donkey Kong. So Dell Reconnect turned to Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, which is a founding partner of the Dell Reconnect program, to turn computers dropped off for recycling into a vintage arcade machine. The result: a 14-year-old Dell computer wiped clean and loaded with more than 50 games — including Galaga and Mario Bros. — to help attendees relive some of their favorite gaming memories. “Even older units that may seem like they’re not necessarily that useful anymore can still be made functional,” says Kelly Freeman, sustainability director for Goodwill … Continued
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