>How are you going to put sizzle in it?  I mean, programming AS/400s is
>about as unexciting as it gets.  No graphics, no hardware arguments, no
>real religious wars beyond DOW & DOU, no  point & click, no games.  No
>chance for the "Big Score" with the gazzillion dollar program, and even
>though the money is good, the PC world talks of stock options, signing
>bonuses in 5 figures, 6 figure salaries, and all sorts of benefits.  (Of
>course the MS gulags are always overlooked.)  With the hollywood
>atmosphere of PC programming, why would any bright young person choose
>RPG, COBOL, & CL?


And therein lies the problem:  What company is going to look at their
installed AS/400 equpment as 'state of the art,' when there are no
graphics, no point and click, no gui?  Of -course- Windoze/NT is the better
choice for any company, because it has the whiz-bang features of the day!

The 'only' thing we have going for us is the only living 65-bit operating
system (with Alpha being a close follower at 64.  (:   ) that doesn't
require re-compiling to upgrade to it!

-=-Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com


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