COBOL will outlive us all

An interesting article on ZDNet about the history of COBOL and why it may very well outlive us all. Micro Focus, the company maintaining COBOL, has a campaign to move COBOL apps to the cloud!

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It’s crazy how much business critical stuff runs on outdated hardware and software.

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I don’t know what you’re talking about, I work perfectly fine on my VIC-20.

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I think the US nuclear arsenal still uses floppy disks for their systems. On the plus side, harder to hack if they’re outdated technology that isn’t connected to the internet.

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I think they still use 8 inches floppy disks, not even 5¼…

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This company was my first computer job back in 1984.

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Run-time fees? OMG.

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The program cost $495 and came on 5 ½ in floppy disks.

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