• Subject: Re: What can be done to enhance the green screen applications?
  • From: boothm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 22:09:58 -0400


You make my point Nina, thanks.  Our future is with the clients that don't use the 5291's.  There's nothing wrong with those clients but their situations are static and their IS budget doesn't include money for us.

Our future is with clients that are moving, fluid, and looking to the new stuff.  When we offer 1970s technology in order to maintain some thread of support for old platforms, they just look at us and shake their heads and move on with new stuff.

Face it, who here has made an impressive demonstration with green screen vs. client/server in the last 5 years?




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> I believe you are right but I also believe that what a few years ago a fancy
> terminal is pretty much the lowest common denominator in most shops.  Who
> actually has users needing column separators anymore?


well, we sure don't use them!  haven't for 15 years or so!

but as to the lowest common denominator, well, we do have a 5251 in our
shop.  it's the only terminal on the old 36, that we turn on once a
month for a tape conversion that the as/400 tape drive can't read.

but last week i was at a client's that had a lot of 3196 terminals.  and
about a month ago, i was at one that still has 5291's.

nj


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