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 MOS6510 on Thu 18th Apr 2013 04:50 UTC
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I think that there are a lot of companies about that hired some guy who made something, that guy left, no new guy came and they just kept his creation alive because as long as it works it works.

The company that maintains our cooling systems happily sets up a Windows 98 PC with PCAnywhere and attach an analogue modem to it.

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