• Subject: Re: An odd thing
  • From: Jon Paris <paris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:55:31 -0500

>> "Hmmm..   National firm,  Recommends COBOL.... Hmmm
I wonder if they have a bunch of COBOL programmers?? .......' <<

I doubt it - COBOL programmers are _very_ valuable right now - contract rates
are skyrocketing - it's all those "obsolete" COBOL systems that need to be
changed for Y2K so they can continue to do trivial things like run the
airlines, insurance companies, banks, government - nothing important <vbg>
>> "Ya know it's a big language on the AS/400.  At least 8% of the installed
base." <<

You missed a digit John!  The figure is much closer to 18%

Jon (I'm bilingual!) Paris

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