Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 23:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "While much of the tech world views a two-year-old smartphone as hopelessly obsolete, large swaths of our transportation and military infrastructure, some modern businesses, and even a few computer programmers rely daily on technology that hasn't been updated for decades." Back when I still worked at a hardware and plumbing store - up until about 4-5 years ago - we used MS-DOS cash registers. They are still in use today. If it works, it works.
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When Old Technology is BETTER than New
by softdrat on Thu 18th Apr 2013 00:44 UTC
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Years ago I did a lot of traveling that necessitated staying at the same hotel many times. Originally check-in was done on a DOS system. All keyboard entry. Then management decided to "modernize" and switched to a Windows system. The need to keep switching between keyboard and mouse to navigate the screen caused check-in times to immediately double, and suddenly long lines at the front desk appeared where none had existed before. I don't think they ever returned to their original efficiency.

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