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So, when you tell a "layman" this, they look at you with a deep blank 
stare and say what exactly?

"OHHHH, one of those!"
or
"Isn't that a swedish car?"
or 
"I'm sorry, what did you say? I drifted off."


My apologies, for the sarcasm. But after working on the "Midrange 
Platform" for more almost 15 years, I just find IBM's constant renaming of 
this platform, mindless, useless and frustrating!





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You are correct.  The iSeries is a family of servers consisting of earlier
models, AS/400 7xx and iSeries 8xx, as well as the eServer i5 models.  The
IBM eServer i5 is the newest member of the iSeries family.

i5/OS V5R3 runs on IBM eServer i5 servers, IBM eServer iSeries servers, 
and
selected IBM AS/400 (r) models.




 
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As I understood it, I still program on an iSeries. We're not on one of the
new i5 machines. Even when we do get there, isn't that still a subset of
the
iSeries line?

-Kevin

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From: Booth Martin [mailto:booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
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What do you tell folks you work on?

I need to print some business cards and I used to have "Programming for 
the
iSeries" on the card.  But that isn't the name anymore is it?

What are others saying in their resumes, interviews, and correspondence?
By using "AS/400" one is clear but perhaps dating oneself; displaying an
attitude of stubborness and unwillingness to move forward?  By saying
iSeries" one is apparently just plain wrong.  By saying "ieis 5" or what
ever is the new moniker one starts to look nerdy.

It would be helpful to me to read the comments of others.  What say you?


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