My thinking is that computers and software can be similarly generalized with respect to their life expectancy. Here's my formula for Computer years:
- 16:1 for the first 5 years
- 3:1 thereafter
That would make a system that is three years old 48, 5 years old would be 80. 10 years old, 95.
Since I have created a few major and minor systems and pieces of software that have lived very long lives, I would like their ages considered with these benchmarks.
Even as many things I have done have lived much longer than I expected (10-11 years in some cases), there also has been an alarmingly high infant mortality rate!