• Subject: Re: IBM Spin Doctors on AS/400 Marketing
  • From: "Chris Rehm" <Mr.AS400@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 21:50:55 -0700

>The point about Applications really hit the topic I thought.  This is from
>today's WSJ: "... In addition, the company clearly underestimated the
>difficulty of setting up a billing system. Jeff Lill, a former Microsoft
>manager in charge of MSN's infrastructure, says billing software was the
>responsibility of a single programmer who had no experience in the
>Microsoft set up MSN and assigned   _one_   programmer to take care of
>writing a billing package?  (I know, its anecdotal.  But it is funny too.)

This would explain why Microsoft's products cycles tend to run long. ;-)

I really feel that Microsoft should actually adopt the slogan:
"Quality is job 1.1."

>Booth Martin     

Chris Rehm
You have to ask yourself, "How often can I afford to be unexpectedly out of 
Get an AS/400.
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