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What is the oldest computer that could be used today for real work? [message #410715] Sun, 05 September 2021 05:55 Go to previous message
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I know this is an odd question, so let me explain what I'm thinking.

First of all, what is "real work"? Let's say that you're a Linux/Unix/BSD
system administrator who spends 90% of his day on the command line. What is
the oldest computer that he could get by with to do his job?

For example: Could you rig up a serial connection from a modern PC to a C64
to get a command prompt on the C64 to use as the interface for the command
line? Sure, it would demote the C64 to a "dumb terminal" but could it work?

These are the kinds of things that I would like to hear about on this group.

Jason
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