Hiya folks... Well, opening day was a boomer...Sunday that is. The expo was busy but the pathways weren't overly stuffed...the expo could have handled alot more... Every vendor I spoke with was v.happy with the Sunday crowd... Opening session on Sunday was OK from what I hear....not steller... The whole tone here seems to be much lower keyed. It's good and positive, but not all the hype, flash and glitter of past ones. Vendors today (Monday) are either resting from the onslaught of Sunday or wishing they had more traffice....I expect expo to be a ghost town on Tuesday.... Expo content obviosely skewed towards net items...alot more education vendors than I've seen in the past. Decent quality goodies...not alot but not alot of schlock stuff either... Opening session on Monday was OK...not earth shaking. Jarosh promising to start marketing the 400 as a better server system than NT....yeah, I'll believe that when I see it.... I expect we'll see some sparks in the shortened soundoff this pm...I've got a couple ready and not sure what Al has up his sleeve right now... Jarosh also started raving about his business partners....Uh, he'll get a earfull on that this pm at soundoff...IBM just needs to start policing them as we're seeing hardware sales not happening due to shitty software coming out of some unpoliced BP's...fortunately, they're in the minority (also checkout www.wash-midrange.org newletter archive for State of the Midrange, Aug '99) Nora's back on the Board, Charlie's elected and if anyone knows anything about the 3rd BOD'er, I'ld like a pvt email cuz I haven't a clue about her...and can't find anyone that does have a clue.... But all in all, off to a more subdued but busy start....lots of net stuff...as usual they would sched JAVA classes in small rooms that naturally blowout... Pentasafe's new password product is v.thought provoking...look for a article on it soon in my Spotlight column... Dec Data has a interesting inet connectivity in a box that I found of interest....and there's a group that claims to have a utility that can undelete records, files, members... Uh, look for a Spotlight on that one also.... Speaking of thought provoking, was anyone at Howl at the Moon Saturday evening :) :) Some doinks have already stolen both of my coffee mugs at the LUG table that I was using for collecting business cards...if that's you I hope you choke and spill boiling hot coffee on your shorts! No cybercafe....bummer....the laptops that are setup don't have the terminal configs for Telnet set right, but the PC supporters think that's the way it's supposed to be...sorry guys, passwords aren't supposed to echo on the screen... Anyway, I've just chugged down my Schlotzky's and now it's back to sessions... Don in DC....relocated to Dick's Last Resort in San Antonio for Common... +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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