• Subject: Re: Interesting comments, AS/400 web serving
  • From: HwaRangRon@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:46:42 EST

Programmers, especially contractors, are the most paranoid group of 
individuals I have ever met. Believe it or not, the AS400 will eventually 
die, as all things do. But there are hundreds of thousands of businesses that 
are running on the AS400 right now. IBM will not drop the AS400 without some 
migration path for these machines. Think what that would do to all of their 
potential new customers.

As Dr.Soltis said at COMMON, "Do you really care what hardware the AS400 
operating system is running on?" If it ran on a RS6000, you'd still be 
employed and your knowlege base would be intact. If it ran on a PC, you'd 
still have all the knowlege that you have gained over the years (of course 
the hardware would be totally unreliable).

My point is this. The 400 will evolve (or de-evolve) into something else 
based upon what it is now and we will all keep our relative skills intact. 
Quit worrying about it. RPG programmers will be around forever.

Ron 
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