Oldest Working PC?

From: James Rice <jrice54_at_charter.net>
Date: Fri Jan 16 11:51:02 2004

My father has two of those in his garage. I remember visiting his
office in the very late 50's and early 60's and wathing him work on
them. There was Burroughs and one other It was some kind of IBM and
was programmed by pegboard and punch cards.


Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

>Not only on this list but everywhere. I would say thousands of companies
>still run computers that are 20-30 years old because there was never any
>need to upgrade. And I'm not just talking about embedded process control
>type applications either.
>Heck, in around 1999 I was contacted by a nursery in San Jose that was
>finally retiring their 1950s Burroughs accounting machine. I passed it on
>to the Computer History Museum where it sits today.
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