I usually don't participate in this kind of discussions because (at least
for me, who was raised in a a slightly different culture than most of the
participants in these lists (US, anglo, whatever)) they sometimes seem
to get a little out of hand, so I prefer (again, usually) to stick to
technical issues, which most of the time appear to be are more black and
white in their outcome.

That said, although I am somewhat of a grumpy old guy (54) and sometimes it
is a little difficult for me to go for the new name (IBM i has a strange
sound when spoken in Spanish, as opposed to i5, iSeries or even (gasp!!)
AS/400), I truly appreciate your efforts to promote the platform. I know
sometimes is difficult to overcome the resistance for change that seems to
afflict most people (and not only regarding name changes).

I really like the new logo, and it fact I believe it would be nice if IBM
had the initiative to market it a little more (just think, for example, if
IBM had a small basket with a lot of decals in every stand or event they
attend to).

So, keep up the good work and, again, congratulations for trying to promote
the platform.

Best Regards,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries

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