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Stupid (1)

Megane (129182) | about 2 years ago | (#39606621)

I expected that "still serving their intended purpose" meant old computers still being actually used. There were a couple of pictures of vintage computers, but not actually being used for data processing. Then they had a picture of an 8-bit BBS computer from the 1980's... i mean the PICTURE was from the 1980's. Then a guy's face with some CoCo 3s behind him, then a picture of a PS2 game cover. STUPID STUPID STUPID.

Re:Stupid (1)

ZosX (517789) | about 2 years ago | (#39608045)

I agree. The first page was really interesting and then it was all downhill from there. Some idiot still uses an apple II? Wow. I want to see the old mainframes from the 70s that are still running to this day. Whoever did this article really slapped it together without any real research or time spent.

C64 Nostalgia (1)

Cazekiel (1417893) | about 2 years ago | (#39607869)

My dad still has our old Commodore 64. My favorite game was Coco-Notes, old memories of BBS forums and chatrooms make me smile, and I had a sucky password to my diary floppy that my brother hacked in seconds. Thankfully, he showed me he could do it, rather than being a sneaky jerk. I'm always tempted to head up to my dad's ham-radio room where he keeps it to just turn it on.

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