• Subject: Re: "The Myth of Openness" - ENT magazine and the AS/400
  • From: Chuck Lewis <CLEWIS@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 07:35:42 -0500

ALL due respect Scott buddy, but give the WHOLE quote ;-)

"What did matter was that IBM galvanized an enormous number of third-party
developers who put real meaning in the AS/400 acronym, which stands for
Application System. It was the third parties and their solutions that, along 
with
IBM, were responsible for the AS/400ís appeal. Collectively, they drove many of
the AS/400ís developments during its 12-year history, and they did so by
reflecting the needs and desires of their customers. If that isn't open in 
spirit
and actual deed, I donít know what is."

You KNOW is AS/400 folks - diss our AS/400 and will come after you <BG> - that's
what I was headed to, but read the above quote <BG> !!

Chuck


Sclind2@aol.com wrote:

> >From the current issue of ENT magazine:
>
> "Think back to what may be the single-most successful, business-critical
> computer system ever made. Iím talking about the IBM AS/400. In actuality, it
> was as non-open as a system can get. It was, and is, a wholly proprietary
> hardware and software combination controlled by IBM. That fact never mattered
> to the hundreds of thousands of AS/400 buyers around the world".
>
> http://www.entmag.com/displayarticle.asp?ID=1199945231PM
>
> Scott Lindstrom
> Zenith Electronics Corp
>
>
>
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