[Linux-aus] Grant application: ComputerBank NSW

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Wed May 5 12:43:50 UTC 2004

On Tue, 4 May 2004 14:48, Tregenza wrote:
> But if an Alice Springs corporation wanted 50 items and was prepared
> to support the idea of another 50 being made available to the local
> community on the basis you proposed, then I for one would support the
> initiative.

> Leon, I hope that my free-range thoughts (I'm considering writing a
> book!) are of some interest and give you and others some insight into
> ComputerBank currentb thinking (at least my NSW-based view). We
> welcome other ideas and suggestions at any time.


I'm presuming that you've done this already, but I ask anyway for 
completeness' sake: have you talked to any of the big freight companies 
about getting them involved? They might be able to squeeze a dozen 
here, twenty there of your computers into a truck or rail container, 
standby-ticket style, write it off tax-wise as a charitable donation 
and get their name up in lights. That would solve the longest leg of 
the problem, sometimes.

For the Perth subset of that particular insurance broker's machines, if 
ComputerAngels are unable to come to the party I have a six-week 
contract which brings me to the CBD regularly, and out to Bentley 
regularly, and if I use our van can probably squeeze a dozen or so 
machines and screens into that at a time. CA's new office is not far 
off my line of flight West Perth -> Bentley via the Polly Pipe, or I 
can stash up to a couple of dozen boxes in my shed for a few weeks 
(starting next week) if CA're full. Consider that to be once-off 
volunteerism. (-:

Cheers; Leon

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