Dutch company PHI DATA yesterday received a prize from Intel, HP and Dutch IT weekly Computable for still owning and operating a vintage IBM 5160 (Intel 8088) computer from 1983. PHI Data uses the IBM to test matrix printers. It is now officialy the oldest obsolete-yet-active PC in the Low Countries.

HP and Intel started the contest to show that companies should keep current with their technology needs. Because of the recession ,most companies haven't upgraded their systems since 1999. The contest was attended by more than 70 companies. One company claimed it was still doing accounting on an old eighties PC.

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