By Harry McCracken | Friday, July 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm
How old are my desktop PC speakers? When I got them, I was using Windows 3.1. On a 486. If these speakers–a pair of Bose MediaMates–were human, they could get a learner’s permit. I don’t use them as much as I once did, since I’m far less likely to sit at a desktop PC these days. But they’re the oldest piece of tech I still use (unless you count wristwatches) and it wouldn’t stun me if I used them someday with a PC with a dozen cores.
I had fun writing about them in a guest post for HP’s Reimagine ROI site. Take a look–and then tell us about the most venerable gadget(s) that you still find useful.