We need to learn a lesson about needless consumerism from this auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland. Because it still uses a Commodore 64 to run its operations. Yes, the same Commodore 64 released 34 years ago that clocked in at 1 MHz and had 64 kilobytes of RAM. It came out in 1982, was discontinued in 1994, but it’s still used to run a freaking company in 2016. That’s awesome.
To be sure, small businesses around the world often use technology that’s a bit more outdated than what the rest of us use in our daily lives, but damn, flexing a Commodore 64 for work in a time when babies are given smartphones before pacifiers is pretty damn bad arse.
Here’s what Commodore USA’s Facebook page wrote regarding the computer:
This C64C used by a small auto repair shop for balancing driveshafts has been working non-stop for over 25 years! And despite surviving a flood it is still going…
I know where I’m going if my car ever breaks down in Poland.