Dispatches from Andyland "Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever!" — The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

September 20, 2006

Nightmares of computer obsolesce

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andrew @ 1:34 pm

Last night I had a dream that I was being asked to solve a computer-related problem my mother-in-law was having. In the dream, she was running a business accounting package on an old single board PDP-11 (I guess maybe something like a DEC Falcon, if I wanted to think my dream was at all realistic) It was showing signs of failing and we were scrambling to figure out how to get replacement parts to keep it running.

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