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There's something bizarrely post-modern about this little news item below.

I'll be out of town and off line June 30-July 6, so Papyrus News will be on a break as well.  Hope to see some of you in Barcelona (IATEFL CALL conference) or Nottingham (CILT conference).




Hand in a gun, get a computer

City officials have a deal for owners of legal and illegal guns alike:  Turn in your weapon, get a free computer.

The exchange is good for the first 200 or so people who show up at the Oakland Coliseum between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

The city ran a similar program in 1995 and drew about 300 people.  Back then they were handing out free 286s. Now they've upgraded to Internet-ready Pentiums donated by area companies.

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