• Subject: Re: IBM knows how to treat it's employess.....
  • From: nina jones <ddi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 07:26:33 -0600
  • Organization: Data Design Inc. http://www.datadesigninc.com

> I think suggested something similar to this back on 11/17 and didn't get much
> response... It was in the Subject message: Interesting comments, AS/400 web
> serving
> and my blabber follows:
> <I REALLY think what it is going to take is the folks at the BIG companies 
> the
> AS/400 (not the little ones like where I work...) to DEMAND an audience with 
> powers that be at IBM. I was in Rochester a while back and heard talk of the 
> (Large User Group - actually know someone in it and they have 41 AS/400's, 4 
> and 8 ways...). These folks OBVIOUSLY have a HUGE DOLLAR investment in 
> and maybe THEY could get IBM to listen !!!!

is there any way that ibm's attention could be gotten?  i've never
worked there, but i've worked with their products for longer than i care
to admit!  and the reason i stay with them are because they are

on the list there have been discussions on consultants and contractors,
good and bad, and maybe ibm has been working with a bad ad agency!  i
read in a novel years ago about how the auto industry has these deals
with ad agencies that keep large numbers at the ad agencies employeed. 
maybe ibm has a deal like that, too!

we all comment when watching tv about good and bad ads.  my view of a
good ad is that it gets your attention, conveys what the product is for,
and makes you want to buy it.  

ibm, for the most part seems to have lost that concept.  no one wants a
magic box, they want a computer that works!  

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