As far as entirely getting rid of the 5250 interfaces, there are simply too many systems developed on these. The manpower to replace them would be just as easy to replace with a competitor's product. I don't foresee IBM ever removing the 5250 interface. On the more recent systems, there is no interactive tax. The interactive tax was IBM's way of trying to push people off of the 5250-interface. It failed. They've since dropped that.Actually I think that the best thing IBM could do was to introduce a NEW 5250 screen mode (or whatever it is called) which can _resize_ instead of being fixed to 132x27 or whatever, where the things displayed can adapt to this.
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