Charity Begins at Work
I mention this only to point out, by way of a tipster, Tribune Co.'s rather inconsistent policies when it comes to helping those in need. The Tribune's Southern Connecticut Newspapers Inc. division, which runs the Stamford Advocate and the Greenwich Time, is upgrading its computer systems. The papers naturally wanted to give the old computers away to, I don't know, maybe children? Poor people? How about a library? But Chicago has passed down an edict mandating that all the old computers be destroyed. No charity, no taking them home, no Salvation Army. They are to be "properly" disposed of. I guess the hard drives could have trade secrets lurking around--TribCo's triple-secret strategy for winning its tax case, maybe--that could be disastrous for the company if they fell into the hands of under-priveleged students.
I think they're secretly chopping them up and selling the parts on Ebay. Keep it up Dennis--you'll have that billion dollars in no time!