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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RE: Ancient or fossils?
by MacTO on Thu 18th Apr 2013 16:52 UTC in reply to "Ancient or fossils?"
MacTO
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I hope you realise that the IBM 402 cannot even connect to the Internet, in any form, because it is just a tabulator.

As for the rest, yeah the internet can be harsh. Most of them can handle specialized tasks. Web pages though, those machines would barely be able to hold the HTML of a single modern web page in memory.

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