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Windows 7: Ancient Computers in Use Today

25 Feb 2012   #1
Borg 386

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Ancient Computers in Use Today

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From 1970s minicomputers used for military programs (including nuclear weapons) to an IBM punch-card system still keeping the books at a Texas filter supplier, these are the computers that time forgot.
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today | PCWorld
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27 Feb 2012   #2
bigseb

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Cool story.
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27 Feb 2012   #3
UsernameIssues

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Cool story.
But ironically, computers that generate lots of heat.
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27 Feb 2012   #4
pincushion

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
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From 1970s minicomputers used for military programs (including nuclear weapons) to an IBM punch-card system still keeping the books at a Texas filter supplier, these are the computers that time forgot.
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today | PCWorld
We used PDP/8s and/11s then although I was not conversant with their operation apart from knowing how to boot them - toggling the quaint keys - haha! Paper-tape and punched cards, hehe - how we have progressed! Seemed quite reliable though.

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