While the narative of the article is true enough the reader is left with just more questions than answers or conclutions. As the owner of several layers of out dated software I've come to the conclusion that the proper mindset is one of "good enough" technology. Buy what you need to get the job done use it for its strengths and keep shoping for solutions. This as a strategy is highly impacted by tools that require proprietary hardware and/or data formats, so it is impoortant to avoid this whenever possible.
If at the end of the day you find yourself the proud owner of a dinosaur don't dispair. Your trash can be someones entry level oportunity. Trade them work for technology.