• Subject: RE: WANTED - RPG TALENT--Global issue We need to Act on this
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 17:02:57 -0500

Don't know about the 80's, but maybe the early 90's.  
Must have been sent via MSExchange, and got lost for a few years as
MSExchange likes to do every now and then !   :-)



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Rehm [SMTP:Mr.AS400@ibm.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 12:38 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: WANTED - RPG TALENT--Global issue We need to Act on
> this
> 
> ** Reply to message from boothm@ibm.net on Mon, 25 May 98 13:43:09
> -0400
> 
> > 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?
> 
> Did this message just get here from the 80s?
> 
> > boothm@ibm.net
> 
> 
> 
> Chris Rehm                                                    
> Mr.AS400@ibm.net                                              
>                                                               
> 
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