David wrote:

> Our companies need to solve this ever increasing challenge... may I suggest
> some real hard $ investments & free consulting time to be given to our local
> colleges.. & how about all those old defunct machines, who's leases are dead

Uh, I don't know about you folks, but I'm not really interested in
donating ANYTHING to alot of colleges and univ's that think NT, unix and C
are the best thing since sex and canned beer!  I'm finding (as many others
have that have posted here recently) that there's a heckuva lot of
learning curve just in the univ. level...and it's obvious that things
haven't changed in that perspective since I was a undergrad...

We've seen ALL the local community colleges in DC metro dump their 400
education side for sexier stuff that will fill the classrooms...it's a
business decision for them...  Frankly, I look at all this nice new stuff
coming out, it looks nice and gooey (oopps, GUI! :), has alot of bells and
whistles, but frankly uh, NOBODY'S writing their main corp database in it
yet....and this doesnt' begin to address the legacy code issues...alot of
which are not being address either...

Actually, this goes to a previous comment I made a while ago:  Frankly, I
hope that all the schools and IBM totally drop the ball on the AS/400
education arena...it's GREAT job security and outrageous margins for
me!  :)

Don in DC metro

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