“The furnace in my house hails from 1969. An expert came to service it. Should I switch it out for a new one, I asked him,” Chris Matyszczyk reports for ZDNet. “‘No way,’ he said. ‘In those days, things were built to last. It’s like a Ford Thunderbird.'”

“Which is why I find myself a touch unsurprised at the events that transpired in Professor John Pfaff’s parents’ attic,” Matyszczyk reports. “Pfaff, a Fordham law professor, took to Twitter at the weekend to offer his personal tale of product durability.”

“As he began to witness the resurrection of games such a Adventureland, Olympic Decathlon, and even — I didn’t know this had existed — Neuromancer, he considered the effect this would have on his children. Specifically, on their historical perspectives,” Matyszczyk reports. “He found old floppy disks and even a letter addressed to him, written in 1986 and typed by his dad on the computer.”

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