• Subject: Re: Stodgy 400
  • From: DAsmussen <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 16:55:30 EDT


In a message dated 98-05-13 16:35:50 EDT, you write:

>  "During the last year, IBM has embraced the use of JAVA in nearly all of
>  its business units, from its Lotus Development Corp. software division to
>  big-iron groups that produce stodgy hardware such as the AS/400."
>  The perception that the AS/400 is "stodgy" and belongs in the "big-iron"
>  seems to me to reinforce what's been said on this list about IBM's lack of
>  marketing for the 400.

Doesn't it, though?  You know, I've never heard of an HP/9000 or a DEC VAX
referred to as "stodgy", although their technology has become almost as "long
in the tooth" as the CISC box.  Of course, I guess DEC's acquisition by Compaq
illustrates what _THEIR_ sales have been doing in contrast to the "stodgier"
AS/400 ;-)!


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"Marriage is like an army.  Everyone complains, but you'd be surprised at how
many re-enlist." -- The Fortune Cookie
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