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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Ancient or fossils?
by adkilla on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:59 UTC
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I think a more apt title would be "Computer fossils in use today".

It would be wise to never connect these things to the Internet. The Internet can be a very cruel mistress.

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