Reply to post: Re: Never throw old stuff away

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

jake Silver badge

Re: Never throw old stuff away

"Never delete old tools, you just never know when they might be useful!"

Got that right ... I have been known to fix decades old machines with code I carefully tucked away when they were new. I've got stuff dating back to the late 1960s, "just in case" ... including obscure firmware. If I did what I do with code with hardware, I'd be a hoarder of the worst imaginable kind. It's almost a neurosis ... but I'm the guy "they" call in an emergency, and it sure pays the big bucks.

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