Lexicom is donating all of its unused computer equipment to the Interfaith Computer Association in Calgary. In doing so it allows us to get rid of a lot of the older machines we have stored in the basement. The computers will be refurbished and then put back into the community for those who don’t have a lot of money.
So – like a bunch of geeks happy to be looking at something other than their computer monitor, the Lexicom staff made the trek to the basement to haul up all of the equipment we could find.
This little jaunt was very much like an urban adventure. Our building is about 100 years old and has a lot of interesting things to look at in just about every nook and cranny including an old furnace, a dark room with old bottles full of developing chemicals, tack supplies from the early 1900s (from the building’s horse stable days), old school desks and supplies (from when the building was an elementary school), bits and pieces of furniture (from when it was a furniture warehouse), a funky round chair, a microwave from the 70s, etc.
It’s really cool looking at all this stuff because it gives us clues into the history of the building we work in. Granted it’s not as cool as venturing into the attic of an old family home and finding an artillery box full of family photos, but it’s still something out of the ordinary.