• Subject: Midrange List Guidelines
  • From: MajorDomo <majordom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 02:00:03 -0500

Monthly posting of the guidelines for participation in the Midrange
Systems Mailing List.

Keep to the subject.  The topic of the list is Midrange Systems. I think
we can generally agree that the S/34, S/36, S/38, & AS/400 are IBM's
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The same applies to Mainframe discussion.

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