Friday, August 28, 2009

TKO



Technical Knock Out is the only electronic recycler in Alabama. They recycle anything that plugs in except a TV. The components all stay in the good ole US of A. IN 2008. they recycled 142 TONS of metal, 6.9 TONS of wire, and 11 tractor trailers full of circuit boards, power supplies, floppies (I resent that!), and opticals. My friend and co-owner, Elise mans their booth at Pepper Place Market every Saturday. She loves talking to the patrons and seeing the PPM dogs. Last Saturday I found these colorful "mother boards". Elise thinks they look like mini-cities. I do too!




15 comments:

alice said...

Yes, like a world in miniature.

Olivier said...

superbes photos, on dirait des petits stades

Jilly said...

Saw this on the portal and thought you were going to tell us your computer had died. Happily not. So right, like mini cities indeed - in more ways than one - they bring the world to our desk.

Bibi said...

Yep, a mini-city it is. Although these are very un-Virginia photos, they're quite interesting!!

Babzy said...

It looks like a view from the sky , very nice ;)

Babooshka said...

Well ya fooled me! I thought you had gone up into the skies for this while I've been awol.

Karen said...

I love them. I, too, thought it was going to be a post about a broken computer. Happy that it isn't. I find these boards to be so graphic and wonderful to look at. Some creative folks turn them into clocks and other items to use. I like the idea of a business recycling. It's both the wave and hope of the future.

Virginia said...

Olivier,
Oui, a little stadium is what I thought theh red one looked like as well!

Thérèse said...

Maxi brain on a mini board! Pretty neat.

Maya said...

These are fun shots! Why do I think Rob would like them?

altadenahiker said...

I'm so glad to here they don't ship this stuff overseas. Heard horror stories about where components are laid to rest in India and the children that sift through the wreckage.

I though both of these were board games initially.

Char said...

I agree about the mini-cities thought. Very good. I wish I had known about that place when I got rid of my old electronics.

bfarr said...

So cool. Very neat shots.

Jacob said...

Excellent shots. So glad to hear they keep the stuff here! I've heard some very bad stories about what happens when stuff is sent overseas.

The amount of our technology that becomes junk almost as soon as we buy it is mind-boggling!

I must also say that Elise is a beautiful woman!

Bob Crowe said...

Microprocessors? Just for me? You're so nice. I've never seen shots that makes them look so much like cities seen from above.