Survey: Do You Want An Heirloom Computer?
We had a long debate 'round the water cooler about Mark's post on heirloom computing, about whether computers could be built to last a hundred years and eliminate the waste of constantly upgrading. Heirloom computers like the Suissa shown above already exist; you just upgrade the guts. But Mark asks: "if we're so collectively technologically smart, why can't we develop a piece of (mostly) solid state equipment that lasts a century or more?" We ask, why should we?