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