A Computer Recycling Company. Hmmm, Sounds Familiar.

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This headline on an Associated Press story caught our eye: “Dell Will Offer Free Recycling For Its Computer Equipment.”

In other words, a real-life E-Cycle Management, the fictional FBI undercover company that nabbed former Sen. John Ford and other Memphis lawmakers in Operation Tennessee Waltz.

E-Cycle was going to recycle state computers and electronics. Dell’s explanation is remarkably similar to the one pitched by E-Cycle.

Starting in September, Dell users can recycle their old computers free of charge, whether or not they replace it with another Dell product. Recycling prevents cadmium, mercury, lead and other hazardous materials out of landfills.

Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard also recently announced recycling programs. Maybe E-Cycle was on to something more than political corruption after all.

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