@ Steve (but nicely)
"and who keeps something for 12 years these days."
I do. I have a couple of TVs that are perfectly good, with inputs for Scart, D-Sub and coax, yet (I know, i can get a freeview box, but its not the same, and its more plugs into the mains) shortly they will be obsolete due to the drive for "better" technology, as will my analogue tuner hard disk recorders (which cant control external digital tuners). I have old toasters, kenwood chefs etc and a really old car inherited from the mother-in-law, all fo which work perfectly well, but its better for the planet (and my wallet) to keep them going rather than replace them with all the costs of manufacture, shipping, packaging, not to mention the landfill with the old stuff.
At my place of work, the PCs are on average 8 years old, the servers not much younger, but we make it all work and save alot on costs. Its not always ideal, and I'm not a militant greenie, but the throwaway society really gets my goat.