Dodoid wrote:Not every SGI will survive for forever, but if it's honestly something we care about (and I have every indication that we do), we certainly have the skills, knowledge, and technology to keep a lot of units of a lot of models of SGIs running for a lot of years into the future.
Nothing is forever. Especially old computers and SGI systems in particular. It's the sad reality of the world we live in. There will never be a way to produce new power supplies, boards, or updates to IRIX. Once all the parts out there are dead, that's it.
Eventually all things go.
Just the same way that a place I used to go often as a kid, closed down because the owner got old and sick. When I was a child (an actual child), I could never have imagined it would ever close down, let alone that it would go to complete shambles and years later witness its complete destruction by developers, with little to show to that it was ever there.