Comments: This is one of those CC-the-world posts

Frame the old laptop? There are better uses. One is to frame the other side and make it a hi-res, 802.11 enabled digital picture frame that constantly refreshes with interesting flickr searches. Or dabble could make a video screensaver that keeps picking out popular videos and running them (without sound though.)

Or turn the screen off entirely and make it a low power (electricity wise) server. In California, the electricity is the most expensive part of the computer, but not in a laptop.

Or take out the old hard drive, and put it in an external case, and replace the drive with a flash card for a truly silent computer for the above purposes. Running linux of course.

Posted by Brad Templeton at February 10, 2007 11:02 AM