Just because Something is Old ...

High Tech in the 70's, Shuttles Feel Their Age, NY Times

"After the postponement on July 13, Michael D. Griffin, the NASA administrator, told reporters at a news conference he wondered "whether I could find a single electronics box in my house that's 25 years old and still works, and I don't think I can."

Editor's note: Gee Mike, I have an electronic clock radio that I bought in 1978 and it still works just fine. I have a transistor radio I got as a kid in the 60's It works fine too. Indeed, I also have a radio that my father used to listen to Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadacast in 1938, and it works OK too (original tubes and all). Of course there's Voyagers 1 and 2 which are pushing 30 - and have even been remotely reprogrammed more than once.

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