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I have a ton of old computer, IT type books, java programming, Firewall training etc.
Is there a place that I can donate them or should I just dump them
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Old 04.12.2018, 20:42
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Why don’t you out them on here? Someone will surely benefit from them otherwise take them to the Ökihof or lost them on Ricardo for CHF1.-
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Hi

I have a ton of old computer, IT type books, java programming, Firewall training etc.
Is there a place that I can donate them or should I just dump them
Give them here.
https://www.brocki.ch/de/ich-gebe-ware/kleinware/

Dont just dump them!!
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I have a ton of old computer, IT type books, java programming, Firewall training etc.
Is there a place that I can donate them or should I just dump them
If they are out of date and the technology they cover has moved on significantly, then dump them with your regularly paper recycling.
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If they are out of date and the technology they cover has moved on significantly, then dump them with your regularly paper recycling.

My company as well as a lot of communes have some sort of book boxes where people bring books and take some. They have often by now explicit rules on "No IT books" on them as everyone has a ton of them around...
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Old 05.12.2018, 11:45
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Re: Old Computer Books

it's winter. you can put them on the fire to keep warm.
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Old 05.12.2018, 15:18
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I'm working on a projrct right now.

I have selected various IT books and management books with boring and generic sounding titles and have cut the spines off. I am gluing the spines to a wooden panel and using that to make a "secret" cabinet in my library where I can keep my booze.
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Re: Old Computer Books

Hi


Thanks for all the replies

  • SAMS Teach yourself: Beginning Programming in 24 hours 2ed
  • Java Now
  • Smalltalk Objects and Design
  • Intranet Firewalls
  • Programming Perl
  • On to Smalltalk
  • Beginning Programming(Dummies)
  • Learn to Program with VB 6
  • Programmers Guide to Internet Mail
  • Programming Perl
Can be picked up in Basel
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  • Learn to Program with VB 6
That one you can defo bin!
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That one you can defo bin!
Well, the rest as well... firewalls might have changed a bit, very few people use Smalltalk, the Perl books will be about some ancient versions, the "Internet Mail" one was written before we all called it email?
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