First post, by AlienBZ
I'm beginning my Apple training as a self-paced home-based independent addition (in my spare time) to my school (my school doesn't teach about macs) work for PC technician, and I'm thinking of taking in not only old (as well as new) PC's, also Mac/PC games that people no longer want but macintoshes as well and (again, old/new) once I finish school in 4 years and start my computer repair business.
I'd like to take in these old macs, fix/upgrade them and then somehow get a private pilot from the local county airport (after I contact/someone on retro gaming site contacts me for help/whatever that's computer & game related and then donate these older macs to retro mac gamers or to people living in poverty in outer countries in the computer technician Christian missionary field (as well as locally), so I think I'm planning a wise move with (during my first yr of school) acquiring older PC's (starting with W98 models and up to newest) as well as older macs (starting with imac G3/OS X Tiger) so I can do my hands-on training with these computers using not only my school books but the "For Dummies" books as well.
Ok, I'm (hopefully) in the process of buying a imac G3 running OS X Tiger in the near future as I have an Apple Training Series book for OS X 10.4 that I got for 31 cents on Amazon about a month ago, the book has hands-on lessons with Tiger in it, thus I've started looking for a used imac G3 running Tiger to do the hands-on lessons from this book on. This imac G3 is selling for $25.
Do you guys think my dream (to take in old/new computers/games, upgrade them, donate them) is a worthwhile endeavor once I start my computer business?
Am I being smart doing this and helping people as a tech this way?