• Does an old personal computer become useless?

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    ISSUE 19.46 • 2022-11-14


    Ben Myers

    By Ben Myers

    Come take a ride in my souped-up DeLorean for an adventure in the days before Windows.

    You see an old computer and ask, “Why hasn’t it been scrapped?” But don’t look at just the PC — look at what it does within some total system. That’s what this story is about.

    The ride takes many twists and turns on the path to where we are today. Progress over the last 20-plus years is hard to believe.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.46.0, 2022-11-14).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.