My good friend, Jeff Mirisola, got a little riled up and started beating foam bats into the skull of asinine expectations with a recent post. He talks about an engineer who couldn’t use SolidWorks… because his computer was 10 years old.

That is way old. I’d put it out to pasture and let it die in peace. But it makes me wonder, 10 years ago a workstation was a pretty hefty expense. Maybe there are more people hanging onto their beloved rigs than we think.

So, what about you? Are you hanging on to aging technology, staying with the latest of sitting somewhere in between?

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Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.