Tech Survivors: Geek Technologies That Still Thrive 25 to 50 Years Later

These 18 technologies remain core to the computing experience for IT, engineers, and developers.

The technology landscape has seen many technologies come and go (RIP, Fortran, MS-DOS, NetWare, Lotus 1-2-3, and VAX/VMS).

But if you look around, you'll see some fundamental technologies in widespread use that have withstood the test of time, going strong after 25 years -- even 50 in some cases. Join me now in a celebratory tour of a special group of high tech's still-kicking senior citizens: the technologies that geeks know and love, and that tend to make a lot of everyday technology work.

The Evolution of the Desktop GUI

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Republished with permission from InfoWorld.