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Technology that can last a century

My last two grandparents passed away in the last year or so. As it’s customary in those life situations, one has to sort through things that were left behind. Some of those things were books. Very old books.

A front cover of a book showing it was published in 1920.

The full cover of the Crime and Punishment book by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

As I was holding Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky from 1920 in my hands, I started to think about the longevity of technology. How many of the things in tech we’re building today are going to survive a full century and still be usable and useful?

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