Clouds? I must be getting old. When somebody talks about cloud computing, I
flash on Joni Mitchell. :-))

Paul Nelson
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monnier, Gary
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:54 PM
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Subject: RE: Software Vendors - A small rant

So the moral of the story is use the current marketing name. As an example
use Cloud computing rather than distributed computing. :)

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Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Software Vendors - A small rant

AS/400 :-)

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date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:06:15 -0600
from: Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Software Vendors - A small rant

Note to software vendors: If you want me to consider your software for the
IBM i operating environment running on Power Systems, please do not call it,
iSeries, AS/400, System i, or my personal favorite System/38.
Clearly if you don't know the name of the system your working on I cannot
trust your software. Most of the vendors monitor this list and don't hand
me the line: "That's what our customers call it....." Don't correct the
customer but always use the correct terminology when you are speaking and
guess what, they will start using it too....

What brought this rant on? Three calls today from vendors asking if I would
like to talk about their iSeries or AS/400 products..... Geesh..
Now I'm starting to sound a bit like Trevor without the accent.....

I'll be quiet now.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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