X-Message-Number: 14100
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 08:44:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: fight cancer with your PC?

(check out www.parabon.com)
Thursday's July 13,2000 edition of the
Vancouver Sun

'Earn money while you sleep.

  London - Soon computer owners will be able to earn money in their sleep.
  Three companies plan to pay PC owners to leave their idle machines logged on
to the Internet, the British
magazine New Scientist reported on Wednesday.

  U.S. - based companies Parabon, Distributed Science and United Devices plan to
  chop up corporate

computing tasks and farm them out to tens of thousands of personal computers via
the Web, the magazine said.
  To make indolent computers earn their keep, owners simply have to download
software and log on.
  The plan may not offer much in the way of a high tech investment.
  Jim Albea, chief operations officer of Distributed Science, estimated that an
average personal computer
would earn at least $10 a month.
  But people already appear to be doubling up on PCs to increase their income -
Albea told New Scientist that 39,000 people with 77,000 computers had signed up
so far.
  "People are dragging old PCs out of the cupboard to get connected to the
project," he said.'

  Distributed Science's webpage is still under construction
(www.distributedscience.com). This business is currently

operating from www.processtree.com. Another relevant website is www.parabon.com.

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