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Just come back from holidays to find there has been an office swap between two assistant heads, during ...
24th February 2014, 01:21 PM #1
Oldest Stuff you've uncovered
Just come back from holidays to find there has been an office swap between two assistant heads, during this time, one of them uncovered three unopened keyboards, they looke dfairly old, but upon opening, they are positively ancient, the install for the drivers is on a 3 1/2 inch floppy!
Now i am wondering, what's the oldest stuff you've managed to uncover in your work places?
i have a couple of golden oldies i have also uncovered that i will share in due course.
Edit: here is the picture of the stuff, including floppy disk!
Last edited by Tesla; 24th February 2014 at 01:28 PM.
24th February 2014, 01:40 PM #2
The other day I was doing an archive of some old data before I migrate to my new storage and found some photographs of the school from 1986!
They looked like they had been taken, developed, photocopied, scanned, printed, used for 10 years, scanned in again then stuck into the shared area about 4 years ago.
24th February 2014, 01:46 PM #3
We had some construction work done and when some panels were removed there was the original 1956 wallpaper.
24th February 2014, 01:59 PM #4
I have also uncovered this....BAFp7J7CMAAqr8-.jpg
with this supplementry upgrade sheet....BAFpwq6CEAAnLzG.jpg
24th February 2014, 02:01 PM #5
our pentium 3 dell server running server 2000. Still working just fine!
24th February 2014, 02:05 PM #6
there is a very old looking behemoth of an RM tower pc in a cupboard somewhere, might dig that out and see what's on it at some point....
24th February 2014, 02:20 PM #7
Ooooft!!! What a beast! hold back your Razer Mice and Keyboards kids, you've got some competition!
Originally Posted by Tesla
24th February 2014, 02:22 PM #8
the receiver is bigger than the mouse!
24th February 2014, 02:30 PM #9
Went to visit a very large company down in Bristol who still have a Windows 3.0 machine running a cad solution...
24th February 2014, 02:39 PM #10
it's probably a lot more secure than xp will be in a few months... :P
24th February 2014, 02:57 PM #11
During a refurb we broke through into a cupboard, which turned out to be a room full of GPO Television racks. It was the remnants of ILEA's Education Service TV, which when active, was the largest Cable TV network in the world.
Trainee Tuesday: Broadcasting Education! | The National Archives blog
Schedule:Autumn 1968 - BroadcastForSchools.co.uk
I should have taken photos.
Meanwhile in my current server room, it is entirely possible that I've got a Compaq from 1999 still running in a corner.
Last edited by psydii; 24th February 2014 at 02:59 PM.
24th February 2014, 03:12 PM #12
We found this on the top of a cupboard a few years ago, it still works too although only text based, no GUI.rmlap.jpg Th last time it was used was 1998.
24th February 2014, 03:35 PM #13
We've still got 2 - 486's and some keyboards that have DIN connectors. I've never powered them up but they were used to drive a wind tunnel and I believe they still work.
24th February 2014, 04:06 PM #14
I take it back Windows ME is great.
point to my 4700 day old win me machine still in use
2 Thanks to chazzy2501:
hallb15 (25th February 2014), Tesla (25th February 2014)
24th February 2014, 04:24 PM #15
We have a few BBC micros lying around in cupboards somewhere. No monitors - I dumped those long long ago.
Most of the BBC's I found lying around were scrapped 10 years ago, but a few got missed.
When I started here there were a huge pile of RM Nimbus base units in store. For what reason I have no idea as they were only collecting dust their network having been dismantled years before.
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