The past is very present when you use a computer.
This might be thanks to Moore's Law which sets a punishing rate of change for the entire hi-tech industry.
Develop an affection for a program or a chunk of hardware and in weeks you can fall behind the development curve and find yourself arguing the merits of such an antique to increasingly sceptical listeners.
But it might also be because, when it comes to home computers, they still feel pretty new.
Enthusiasts still improve ZX Spectrum software and write new games
In the UK particular affection is reserved among those of a certain age for the first wave of computers that washed up in homes.