Bob,

Are you saying that Tom and Denise are on Midrange-l?  :)

Nah....

Actually, why don't you just put soundoff back to the 3hr timeslot it
SHOULD be...?



On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Bob Cozzi wrote:

> Al,
> 
> Rant all you want, but please do it here, it works!  But please avoid
> repeating it for 20 minutes at the beginning of our precious AS/400
> sound-off at COMMON.
> 
> Bob Cozzi
> 
> http://www.RPGIV.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> > [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jeffrey Silberberg
> > Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 11:53 AM
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Cc: Al Barsa, Jr.; Jr.
> > Subject: Re: The Magic Box
> >
> >
> >
> > Hey Al,
> >
> >             Calm down !!  An tell us how you really feel....
> >
> >             Remember, you can always sell  HP..  <G>
> >
> >             JMS...
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Al Barsa, Jr. <barsa2@ibm.net>
> > To: midrange-L@midrange.com <midrange-L@midrange.com>
> > Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 12:11 PM
> > Subject: The Magic Box
> >
> >
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >Well IBM has come out with the replacement of the neat AS/400 ad
> > >campaign.  Take a look at:
> > >
> > >http://www.as400.ibm.com/developer/magicbox/index.html
> > >
> > >This is an AS/400 advertisement, showing a picture of (what I
> > think is) an
> > >RS/6000 SP2, larger than life, with a larger than life person, shot
> > >(apparently) in a square someplace in Europe.  (It looks very
> > much like the
> > >square downtown in Salzburg Austria, but I am not positive.)
> > >
> > >The notion of using a picture of an RS/6000 in an AS/400 ad is
> > >brain-dead.  The theme of this campaign is that IBM is a corporation that
> > >builds servers.  I agree with that notion.  They build servers
> > that are on
> > >par with (or less than par with based on their market-share) their
> > >competitors for products like Netfinity and RS/6000.  They also build a
> > >superior product, it's called AS/400.  (It's apparently
> > important to IBM to
> > >keep this fact a secret.  Last year they lost $1 billion on
> > Netfinity, but
> > >they made money on AS/400.  As a stockholder, God-forbid that they made
> > >more money, it might make Lou's pay go up!)
> > >
> > >Whoever decided to cancel the AS/400 ad campaign and replace it with this
> > >one doesn't need a gift certificate for a lobotomy redeemable at the Mayo
> > >Clinic.  They wouldn't find anything anyway.
> > >
> > >Al
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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