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We're not even going to touch on all the stupid things that have gotten fired through our old CRTs, but the latest player in the super low-cost Indian PC revolution, Novatium, believes the key to the $75 computer is in used CRTs. After all, the things are getting junked left and right  in first world countries in favor of flat-panels, so why not put 'em to good use instead of letting all that lead-oxide and harmful waste seep into the environment (just yet). Of course, it's more difficult to control quality this way—which is also something crucial to the egalitarian PC sold to the extremely poor—but it seems you gotta stay inventive if you want classless computing for the billions.

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