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Oldest computer you've used for "real work"?
12-18-2014, 08:49 PM
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Oldest computer you've used for "real work"?
And by 'oldest', I mean 'oldest relative to the time of use'. So, using a PDP-8 in 1965? Not impressive. Using a PDP-8 to process the 2010 US census? Now you've got my attention.

I haven't done anything too exotic, but a couple years ago when we built a new database server, we did a bunch of extensive testing/benchmarking of various disks to find the best models and RAID configs to use for performance. Easiest way for me to track the results and calculate comparisons between different configs was with Lotus 1-2-3 on my 200LX.

Also, earlier this year, I had to write up a statement of work for a client. I was on a lengthy car trip, and happened to have my OmniBook 300 with me, which I figured would give me the best sunlight visibility and battery life, so out it came. Later, I copied the Word file over to my tablet via CF card for some finishing and emailing.
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Oldest computer you've used for "real work"? - Dave Britten - 12-18-2014 08:49 PM

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