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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Oldest computer and/or accessory/gadget that you're still actively using?

Title says all. What's the oldest computer or computer accessory / gadget you have that you're still using on a daily basis? I'll start:

Logitech Z5300 5.1 speaker set circa 2003. One of the rear speaker jacks on the sub is flaky, but it is still quite capable as a 2.1 set
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:43 AM   #2
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That would be my 1st generation iPad. Up until a couple months ago it was my vintage 2008 video camera, but I replaced that.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:21 AM   #3
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My Newton 2100!
Still running 15 years later.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 03:48 PM   #4
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That would be my 1st generation iPad.
Same here. I keep thinking about upgrading to the latest iPad, but you know, for the things that I primarily use it for (reading e-books, email, web surfing) the 1G is still mostly fine.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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I have an eMachines desktop we bought in July 2000 that I still use to this day. Mostly for nostalgia reasons (it was our first real PC). It's too old and slow to use for anything productive, but it makes a great MUD machine (which is what I used it for in the first place). 566 MHz Intel Celeron, 128MB of RAM, 15GB hard drive, Windows 98 Second Edition. It was probably already obsolete when we bought it, but nearly 13 years later, it's still kicking and works much like it did when it was new.

My dad has me beat though, he still uses his 1979 Apple II for real work (Visicalc).
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:01 PM   #7
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1989 Northgate Omnikey/102 keyboard, one on my iMac and a second on my Windows machine at work. And I've got a couple of spares as well.



I've got some computer files that go back to the mid 1970's as well. But that's not hardware.

(And while I bought my first computer in 1979, I don't have it anymore.)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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I'm still using my 2005 Dell Ultrasharp 2405 FPW 24" monitor. It's still flawless after 7 years of everyday use.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:15 AM   #9
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My Newton 2100!
Still running 15 years later.
Damn!

Still using it, too? How do you manage syncing?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:52 AM   #10
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My Late 2007 MacBook in my sig since there's that 'daily use' clause.

If not, my oldest item that I occasionally use would be my ARCHOS 40GB MP3 player from like 2002-2003. I randomly bust it out since it's got some fun old songs on it.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:57 AM   #11
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I'd have to say my Harman Kardon Sound sticks from 2000 - going on 13 years now and going strong.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Apple M2452 keyboard (ca 1998). Lacks volume control but I love its form factor and power button (works under ML).
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 AM   #13
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This HUGE (Not screen size wise) TV that is in my bedroom....it didn't support the Digital Move in 2009 so my parents just decided to get a new TV and I got it to play my 360. The TV itself is from around 2005.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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