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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by Nich on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:49 UTC in reply to "MRI"
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i was just trying to think of the oldest hardware we have around here and you just reminded me . we have two Ultra I servers (vintage 1996) running a MRI .

we cannot get any kind of maintenance , have no spares and nobody has any account/passwords to the servers . wish i could log in and see the uptime , it has to be at lease 8 years from what i hear managers discuss .


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