Anyone blaming IBM really doesn't have an understanding of the midrange platform. Although many don't like the original approach, but IBM dealt with this issue year ago. This was strictly software design flaws that stemmed from the "old" days when database administrators would only use the 6 byte date fields in order to save disk space. In addition, the 6 byte date field was not an isolated problem with just IBM. Like I said this was strictly a design issue and developers/database administrators could have used date fields and any one of several date formats.
*** Please pay close attention when replying to a message on this list! *** If you want the reply to go to the list, use REPLY-TO-ALL *** Recruiters may advertise only permanent employment positions in this list. I had no Y2K problems with IBM. I had a problem with a couple of software vendors, but they got it done and never blamed IBM for their issues. DKM ----- Original Message ---- From: Joe Cunningham <cunninjoe@xxxxxxxxx> To: rcweide@xxxxxxx; michael_lloyd_thornton@xxxxxxxxxxx; midrange-jobs@xxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, February 2, 2007 3:35:27 PM Subject: Re: unsubscribe with regret. (1980 SYS/38.........) An overseas perspective. *** Please pay close attention when replying to a message on this list! *** If you want the reply to go to the list, use REPLY-TO-ALL *** Recruiters may advertise only permanent employment positions in this list. Even going a step further, IBM seemed to welcome the Y2K problems. Remember their CEO, who retired shortly after Y2K and wrote the book about how brilliant he was and how he turned it around. He turned it around with huge hourly rate Y2K and SAP consulting and that had to be short lived. The company still has all the structural problems that they had 10 years ago, mainly how to compete and grown revenue in the new market place. Joe Cunningham -- This is the Midrange Jobs: Postings & Discussion (MIDRANGE-JOBS) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-JOBS@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-jobs or email: MIDRANGE-JOBS-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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