• Subject: Re: What IS an "AS/400" ??????
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:44:19 -0700
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

Reminds me of a true story.  There was some race that the USA and
Russia had in the cold wars.  USA won.  USA papers said something
like, "Race between USA and Russia, USA wins!"

Russian headlines read:
"Race with USA!  Russia came in second, USA came in
second to last!"

It's all marketing.

Regards,

Jim Langston

James W Kilgore wrote:

> Larry,
>
> I don't believe that Joel was making a statement of NT superiority.
> Actually, from the earlier posting I read, it quoted the article which
> gave a convoluted -IBM already has what NT aspires to be, so the AS/400
> is a contender-?  How biased can a reporter get? <g>  It's sort of like
> saying that when Russia launched Sputnik, that put them in second place!
>
> Not to go too far off on a tangent, but I recall reading "We present the
> news, they present propaganda."  This was from the USSR.
>
> IMHO, technical superiority has -no- relationship to marketing success.

<SNIP>

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