Poul-Henning Kamp said: > As I said, 50 years seems right, and it does so because there is > no currently running computer that has worked for 50 years.
Actually, the "programme machines" that control the signalling of much of the London Underground are somewhat older than that. They run to, IIRC, a 15 second accuracy (I'd have to dig out various technical papers to be sure). > In the US I belive something is antique when it is 25 years old, > in Europe I think it has to be 50 years old to gain the distinction. 100 years. -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Tel: +44 20 8495 6138 Internet Expert | Home: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Fax: +44 870 051 9937 Demon Internet | WWW: http://www.davros.org | Mobile: +44 7973 377646 Thus plc | |