A ten year old car, that is nothing. Yesterday I wore a pair of Adidas running shoes that were made around 1983, probably bought 1984. They are still as good as new, only the netted shock absorbers are a bit discoloured. Okay, I'm not much of a runner... My feet have grown a bit since so I have to curl up my toes a bit. But for walking they are fine. I bought new running shoes and suddenly I need a size 10, but my Adidas are just size 8
A sure sign of aging I think, buying sports equipment and finding your feet have grown. Soon your nose and ears follow...
The 2012 remake of my running shoes. Mine look almost as new as these, 30 years later. If only they would still fit...
I also still have the same CD player from that year. A Philips CD 104 first shown on the Firato wich I visited with a couple of HiFi enthusiasts from Eringa that had hired a touring car just to go see CD playing equipment. Nice solid build, all metal chassis and everything. Weighs about 7 kilos so it also stabilizes the record player on the shelf on top.
Straight from the Firato in Amsterdam. Modified cable by Eringa, which sadly does not exist anymore
It is only 14 bits though... Sony had a 16 bits model and that became the standard, so the Philips engineers had to think of something to also reach sixteen bits. Pure marketing issue and in the end their solution probably hurt more than it gained. They went to oversampling their 14 bits to 16 bits. Now some people still modify their old CD players to undo the oversampling.
Maybe Fernando could oversample his old computers, to look like a true 64 bit. Or we could start selling oversampled 128 bit computers, or some kit with DIY soldering schematics. If it does not work there is also an abacus version included in the manual, with a chess program, word processor, spread sheet.