By now, despite some initial reluctance on the part of the major media, you've likely heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a growing number of people who are literally occupying a park within a couple of blocks of the world's financial center. (You can hear some of the early coverage on the September 28, 2011 edition of our own Off The Hook.)
Regardless of your political views on the matter, this is undoubtedly history in the making and something that could affect all of us in a positive way, should actual change come about as a result. We call upon the 2600 community to lend their support. One way we can do this is by donating some old laptops. The plan is to have an open area where people can get online and do research. A total of 4 or 5 laptops capable of running Ubuntu would be great. If you have one to donate, you can either head down to Zuccotti Park at the intersection of Broadway and Liberty Street and ask for someone in the library, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have someone pick it up if you're in the New York metropolitan area, or ship it to Occupy Wall Street, Attn: The People's Library, 118A Fulton St. #205, New York, NY 10038. (Other donations can also be sent there but we're focusing primarily on the technological end of things for the moment.)
As always, we appreciate your generosity and the desire to learn and spread information. This is a movement very much in its early stages which you can help to mold and develop. The hacker community is an excellent resource to help create something truly historic.