"To be, or not to be, that is the gizornenplat!" -- from Bob Newhart's
classic "An Infinite Number of Monkeys".

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ingvaldson, Scott" <SIngvaldson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:52 PM
> Subject: RE: RPGIII compiler vs. Visual Basic

> For years there has been a theory that 10,000 monkeys typing at random
> on 10,000 typewriters could reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.
> The Internet has proven this theory to be untrue.
> -- Anonymous
> Is it Friday yet?
> Regards,
> Scott Ingvaldson
> iSeries System Administrator
> GuideOne Insurance Group
> -----Original Message-----
> date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 11:02:29 -0700
> from: Alan Campin <Alan.Campin@xxxxxxx>
> subject: RE: RPGIII compiler vs. Visual Basic
> >Alan:
> >I know darn well that Microsoft did not make the changes to VB.NET just
> because
> >they felt like it. They made them because they had to. They simply
> could not continue
> >to support the old monolith model and move forward.
> >> How long did the old monolith model last, and how long will the next
> model
> >> survive?  If you got into this technology two or three years ago, do
> you
> >> feel like a chump now?
> Monolith has always been around and will always be. I call it the 10,000
> monkeys and typewriters method. Just starting typing and at some point,
> just decide you are done. You can do that in any language. No thought or
> engineering goes into the product. If you have every seen any AS/400
> business packages, you know what I mean.
> --
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