When I first heard the story, I didn’t believe it. I mean, really, a Paris airport forced to shut down because a computer running Windows 3.1 crashed? Seriously?
Windows 3.1 is far from the oldest technology still in use. IBM’s OS/2, which went into early retirement in 1996, not longer after Windows 95 appeared, is still used by some bank ATM systems.
There’s a school district in Grand Rapids, Mich., where an ancient Commodore Amiga is still running the heating and AC systems for 19 schools.
If you think that’s bad, Huffman Industrial Warehouse in Eden, N.C., still uses an Apple IIe for accounting. Its “top-of-the-line” IIe has 128KB of RAM, a 1MHz 6502 CPU, an 80-column video card and, for storage, a pair of 5.25-inch floppy disk drives.