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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But that is not because they upgraded to Windows, it's because the developers of the new check-in system had no clue.

I suspect the developers had a clue, but the managers who mandated the change did not.

Many of these decisions are made for political reasons, not technical reasons. One more checked box on the old yearly goals list...

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