• Subject: Re: "The Magic Box" - I got one in the MAIL !!!
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 08:44:20 +0000

No wonder !

Being the type of person that holds onto ALL kinds of stuff knowing that SOMEDAY
soon (ha) I'll get around to looking at it, this weekend I was reading the June
issue of Web Design and there was a BIG "2 page foldout off of the main cover"
add for IBM and there PUSH to host web servers. And what were featured ? The
Netfinity server and the RS/6000...

Grrr....

Chuck

Mary Jo Whitcomb wrote:

> I got a different "Magic Box" mailing.  No punch out box and it was touting
> the Netfinity server.  All it did was make me mad!
> Mary Jo
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@iquest.net>
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> Date: Friday, November 26, 1999 5:28 PM
> Subject: "The Magic Box" - I got one in the MAIL !!!
>
> >Hi Folks,
> >
> >Just got the mail today and in it was something from IBM -  a MAGIC BOX
> >!!!
> >
> >It was a punch out cardboard, assemble your own "cube" deal. I STARTED
> >to call IBM Service to have our CE come out and assemble it, but since
> >things are SLOW today (since EVERYONE and their brother is OFF today...)
> >I did it myself and it looks quite nice sitting on my desk. Somehow
> >though I thought the Magic Box would do more (?)...
> >
> ><BG>
> >
> >But it DOES feature the AS/400 as the Magic Box and it's from Roger
> >Ardnt, Director, AS/400e Brand, IBM North America ! Not sure if I got
> >this because we are an AS/400 site OR because I signed up for the IBM
> >"Small Business" stuff on the internet ((I've been getting a lot of
> >stuff from them lately). The significance of this could be that if it
> >WAS as a result of the Small Business deal, they are pushing the AS/400
> >down that road !!!
> >
> >Chuck
> >
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