Computers of Yesteryear, Part I: Libraries

As the Moore’s Law continues to sweep through various basements and computer shops, Windows 7 specimen with less than 16 GB in RAM are no longer the favored pets as nerds and filthy casuals alike find the newer breeds of Mac and PC the ideal companions. These dinosaurs have to migrate to libraries, where high processing power is not a prioritized trait. Here, they are made to perform tedious tasks like converting PDF files for their new owners. Unfortunately, even these jobs are proving to be too much for the pre-6th gen Intel units. One would expect these poor things to be retired happily in an 80s hacker’s den upstate somewhere but without means to acquire better replacements, these computers of yesteryear may have to slave themselves until they finally give out, painfully.