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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You know what's worse?
by uteck on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:21 UTC
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A major US department store I used to work for just started to replace their OS/2 POS last year, and are probably still rolling it out. But they are not upgrading the hardware, just installing Linux and a new Java based POS app on the same 8 year old hardware.

While at the same time trying to introduce iPads and web apps, without any major changes to the back-end either.

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