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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Educational And Amusing
by Pro-Competition on Thu 18th Apr 2013 15:16 UTC
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That was fun!

The first example was especially educational. I didn't know they had swappable "plugboards". Very interesting.

The Apple II example is probably less rare. I've seen more than one "self storage" company running an Apple II, at least for gate control.

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