• Subject: Re: IBM Spin Doctors on AS/400 Marketing
  • From: "Rick Baird" <rbbaird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 19:30:04 -0500
  • Organization: Premium Systems, Inc.

Glenn Ericson wrote:
> 
> John
> would  you  believe I  keyed in CL and came up  with  this article  Vs.
> ZERO  for AS/400 or AS400 search.  Of all things  educational
> 
>                            Goodbye Minis
>                                  Alan Radding
>                                   (05/16/94)
> 
>     Anyone pursuing a career
> 
>     in minicomputers should develop alternative skills. Although some
> vendors still seem
>     promising for the short term, the traditional minicomputer as we know
> it represents a dead
>     end.

Check the date.  This article could have been written twice as long ago,
or yesterday and no one would have known the difference.

The computer press has been predicting the demise of midrange systems
for decades replaced by mainframes or micro's, whichever is in vogue at
the time.

and the 400 jus' keeps plugging along, improving, sometimes leading
technologically, and making those who own and/or develope on it, money
and happiness.

there's an old saying... "those who can't do, teach."

I'd like to exend that to wit....

"those who can't teach, write magazine articles"

Rick
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