For many years my grandmother prepared Thanksgiving dinner, and the piece de resistance was her mouth-watering turkey. She made the bird in a very old Nesco. Nobody knew how old the roaster was, but my guess is that it was manufactured in the 1930s or 1940s. Today, my sister still has that Nesco and faithfully prepares the traditional turkey recipe each Thanksgiving.
There is a lesson from the Nesco that applies to technology, too: Sometimes, retro solutions are the most effective way to attack nagging IT problems.