Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jun 2015 21:21 UTC, submitted by Chrille
Hardware, Embedded Systems

A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools.

The Commodore Amiga was new to GRPS in the early 1980s and it has been working tirelessly ever since. GRPS Maintenance Supervisor Tim Hopkins said that the computer was purchased with money from an energy bond in the 1980s. It replaced a computer that was "about the size of a refrigerator."

Either 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it', or, 'why is a school in the US not using newer, more modern technology?'.

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Ahead of its time
by spudley99 on Tue 16th Jun 2015 10:09 UTC
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So this system is 30 years old. But given that the Amiga is widely considered to have been a good 15 years ahead of its time, does that mean that this system is really only 15 years out of date?

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RE: Ahead of its time
by jal_ on Tue 16th Jun 2015 11:28 in reply to "Ahead of its time"
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2006-11-02

The Amiga maybe only 15 years out of date, the hardware is still 30 years old ;) .

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