Tech survivors: Geek technologies that still thrive 25 to 50 years later

These 16 technologies remain core to the computing experience for IT, engineers, and developers
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16 fundamental technologies that have stood the test of time

The technology landscape has seen many technologies come and go (RIP, Fortran, MS-DOS, NetWare, Lotus 1-2-3, and VAX/VMS).

But if you look around, you'll see some fundamental technologies in widespread use that have withstood the test of time, going strong after 25 years -- even 50 in some cases. Join me now in a celebratory tour of a special group of high tech's still-kicking senior citizens: the technologies that geeks know and love, and that tend to make a lot of everyday technology work.

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