Recently the public was enlightened to the news that the U.S. Military was still using 8-inch floppy discs and 40-year old software to coordinate nuclear operations. However surprising this is to hear, old “legacy” software still turns the cogwheels of many processes in daily life – only it tends to be confined to those you won’t see often. Legacy systems aren’t just fossils of a bygone era, they are living breathing beasts who survived several mass extinction events beyond all odds. They lay testament to the days when industry Goliaths cleaned up junior tech companies like Lego pieces and Silicon Valley Janitors became millionaires. Also when you could get away with photos like this:null