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Re: renamed to: Get users to stop saying AS/400



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Hi John,

This is the wording I was planning to use:

This is Klement's Primary IBM i system.
(formerly known as AS/400)

(We have two systems, one is used for experimentation, and some development/testing tasks, the other is the primary one used for production.)

The "formerly known as" isn't totally accurate (since IBM i was never called "AS/400") but all of our users currently call it AS/400, so this was a gentle way to notify them that they are using an old term, and that the new term is IBM i.


On 9/29/2011 1:50 PM, John Allen wrote:
Scott,

Glad to hear that Scott. I agree, what wording are you putting on yours, I
will put the same wording on mine.

And challenge everyone else to do the same.

And if you think it won't make a difference I say - Fine, but it won't hurt
anything to do it either, so what is your real reason?
You prefer to just argue and do nothing??


John


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Klement
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:40 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: renamed to: Get users to stop saying AS/400

hi John,

I think this is a great idea.

Indeed, back in 2002 when we bought an iSeries (we previously had an
AS/400) I did this -- I put iSeries on the sign-on screen, so everyone would
see it every day. I thought it was a great idea.

But, it didn't work. They still called it AS/400.

Still, it's a good idea, and I think I'll do it again.


On 9/29/2011 10:10 AM, John Allen wrote:
Your comment about users seeing MacBook Pro or Windows 7 constantly
brings up an idea I never thought of.

How about everyone changing their companies Sign On screen (you can
change the sign on screen) And put:
Welcome to IBM i
Or
Welcome to IBM i running on Power System Or Some other term everyone
can agree on Some color everyone can agree on Location everyone can
agree on Just make it consistent for EVERYONE

Users will see it every day or multiple times a day.
They will eventually start calling it by something other than AS00

John





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