At 07:36 PM 12/20/97 EST, you wrote:
>Al,
>
>In a message dated 97-12-20 15:21:13 EST, you write:
>
>> One of the severe penalties Rochester pays for in an architecture where
>>  'everything works forever' is backwards compatability.  It preserves your
>>  investment in programming.  Tell that to the next person that boasts to
you
>>  about NT.  Remember, Microsoft runs the core of their business on the
>>  AS/400.  They just don't like to talk about it.  (as does Apple, Nintendo,
>>  Gateway 2000 and Packard Bell [rumor has it that they have a new model
>650])
>
>Packard Bell also has one of the _SLOPPIEST_ EDI systems running on the
>AS/400 ;-)...
>
That's Packard Bell's fault, not IBM's.  I have some of my own systems that
I boast about, and then there are others.  

"Let he amongst us who has not sinned cast the first stone."

Or as Emery Air Freight said after they dropped a model 620 off of a truck
doing a 180 spin, "Let the chips fall where they may."

Al



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