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GeneralRe: Is There Any Reason To Keep Old Software? Pin
Rich Shealer14-Apr-23 4:03
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Sean Ewington14-Apr-23 5:41
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We recently had a member share their blog with us that contained a lot of entries about old software and hardware.
Revisiting Borland Turbo C/C++, A Great IDE back in the 90s[^]
It was a good reminder that some people (for whatever reason) have to use legacy code or systems and this developer's blog is dedicated to those people.
If you're going to keep old things, I can see having this level of dedication and reaching that tiny niche of people who need it would be valuable. Otherwise ...

My father was a pack rat. One day I looked in his closest and found books on things like Excel 3.0. I cannot imagine someone needing that book ever again. And it wasn't just books. It was hardware, software, other manuals, and empty boxes that contained hardware and software. When he died, it was difficult to explain to my Mom that none of this junk was ever going to help anyone, and the amount of effort it would take to find those people, ultimately, would not be worth it. You couldn't even put these items in a museum, because no such museum exists. The things you own end up owning you, and when you're gone, your loved ones. Those that would benefit from these relics are highly specialized and don't need your help. And because they won't live forever, the systems that these unicorns maintain will be replaced for any number of reasons.

Burn it all.
Thanks,
Sean Ewington
CodeProject

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