D Bulog wrote:
> 
> Q:>  Do you think that this will be dumped  when 1000mhz processors are the
> norm and JAVA can give comparable  response times we achieve today?

> A:>Thats correct-RPGers might still end up fliping burgers--personaly after
> studying the AS/400 and   buying a used one to learn -programming,databases-

A lack of experience speaks....

> I made a choice to change to the Microsoft equivalents.(Weicome to the real
> world)(Although the AS/400 is a good all round concept-two things convinced
> me to change--

We all have to choose a path....

Roger Pences columns in News/400 and more experianced
> programmers-"the people who know" advised me to make the switch.

Roger writes some really cute articles...

I assume the "people who know" are PC types
> 
> Tip--go to ebay right now and do a search on Netfinity --there are several
> 5500s on Auction right now-ending in a few days time--Brand New---I expect
> the sell price to around $1500 .At that price buy one and see foryourself
> what a lovely job IBM made of the hardware!

Not many large corporations buy on Ebay....
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