The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

ben bfranchuk at
Sat Nov 20 13:31:54 CST 2021

On 2021-11-20 5:56 a.m., Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:

> And what happens when you wake  up one morning to find is
> gone, too?
> I remember hearing how the web was going to make everything perpetual.
> And yet the list of things that have disappeared just gets longer and
> longer.
Perpetual updates of software and money it seems.
> bill
Keep your old computers around, as more and more programs fail
to work with the latest forced updates with microsoft and intel.
I have a new computer and my TL866 II plus programmer stopped working.
Works fine on my older machine. The same goes for older versions
of FPGA software.

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