Posted by kdawson on Tuesday October 02, @05:52PM
from the making-a-difference dept.
christian.einfeldt writes “James Burgett of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center calls himself a ‘tattooed freak’ and a recovering drug addict, but CNN is calling him a hero (video) for diverting tons of computers from landfills, installing Ubuntu Linux on them, and giving them out to schools, non-profits, and poor people. Burgett’s filmed interview is currently leading a CNN contest among videos of ‘ordinary people’ whom CNN considers everyday heroes, narrowly edging out the video of a man who is saving gorillas from extinction. In his interview, Burgett points out that the people working for him are also recovering drug addicts or recovering mental illness patients.”