When trailing old technology is still leading, up and running in real-world applications

retrocomputerOk, I love retrocomputers and all old tecnology stuff… this PCWorld article depicts a real-world scenario where older (non-leading, actually trailing, technologies) are still running everyday tasks – some of them are even life-saving related.

From 1970s minicomputers used for military programs (including nuclear weapons) to an IBM punch-card system still keeping the books at a Texas filter supplier, these are the computers that time forgot.

From Apple ][s to CP/M, from punched cards there’s still some lovely hardware out there running fine even in Terabytes-era and multi-core kingdom.

A long time ago, I used to follow The Trailing Edge of Technology which is no longer available but still can be seen here on Hytherion

[Via PCWorld]

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