In a message dated 10/28/99 6:31:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << I find it interesting that the AS/400 vs. NT topic becomes a 5250 text vs. GUI topic. They really aren't the same thing excepting that we see it that way. AS/400 can do GUI and text while NT seems to be pretty much GUI-centric. >> As/400 can do a pale imitation of GUI only. Show me a 3 dimensional rotating gant chart in green screen. Can't be done. Why would I need a 3 dimensional rotating gant chart, you ask? Because sex sells. We sell a medical billing package consisting of about 3000 screens and 1 million or so lines of ILE RPG code. When the package was green screen only, we couldn't get anybody into the booths at the trade shows to see the package, regardless of the features that it has. We "GUI"ized the product (we chose SEAGUL, but any guie product would do) and now we pack em in. Sales are going through the roof. We haven't added any more functionality to the package, we simply modernized the look with a gui tool. Green screens can not compete with PC's. We should use the presentation abilities of the PC's - after all, that's what they do best. Use the AS/400 for storing data (safely, reliably, with fast access). That's what it does best. Ron Hawkins +--- | 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: email@example.com +---
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