• Subject: Re: IBM Rasies more $$$$$
  • From: Bob Larkin <blarkin@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 13:47:26 -0500

Joe,
What the heck do you need a pinout for?!?!  This ia not some DEC system where 
you
need to cobble up cables. It is also not a $500 Pc, where kludging a cable will 
at
worst, destroy $500 worth of hardware. As far as being difficult to learn, 
there is a
definite learning curve. But what do you expect. You have Hardware, Operating 
System,
Applications Development, Networking, Communications, all rolled into one. What 
do
you need to know to do your job? It depends on what your job is. I would 
recomend
some training, either classroom or video. Books for beginners are available 
also. Any
would be a good investment, because without a good foundation, any structure 
will be
shaky.....

Besides, If it was easy, we would all be out of work ;)
Bob

Joe Chiasson wrote:

> I'm sorry but I have to agree here. Since coming into the IBM fold about 3 
>months
> ago, I've had nothing but problems with getting information, both online and
> other routes. Companies that service the PC and software (for windows) 
>industry
> have died for less. Seems like just to much dam thinking is going on at IBM, 
>"I
> think the MIS people would love this." then they write a 600 page manual 
>about a
> server and don't even give you the pin out for the various connectors on the 
>back
> of the $40,000 unit! Granted there big but come on, it's no wonder more people
> are opting for other server options.  I had to learn from various newsgroups 
>just
> how to access basics. Spent 4 days in one subject on the web, and got more 
>info
> in one hour through newsgroups......and now my rant ends....
>     Am I alone on this or what?
>
> Jeffrey Silberberg wrote:
>

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