• Subject: Re: V4R3 to V4R4
  • From: Jim Langston <jlangston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 13:08:57 -0800
  • Organization: Conex Global Logistics Services, Inc.

From some of my posts you may get the impression
that I don't particularly like IBM, and you would be

But, on the other hand, I just love the AS/400.  I've
been in computers since I was knee high to a grasshopper
(since I was 10) and have worked on everything from
a Wang with 4k of core memory that you saved programs
onto audio cassettes, to an IBM 370, Commodore 64,
TRS80 Coco, Apple II, to PCs running DOS 2.0 to
PCs running Windows 98, Windows NT and Linux.
But, by far, the best of all is the AS/400.  The dang this
is just about bullet proof.  What other machine can you
keep running for years without IPLing?  Or set up to
IPL every week and do a backup and forget about it
but for changing tapes.

I was a PC programmer before I came to the AS/400,
and am still a PC programmer, but when I find stuff that
just doesn't work on my PCs now, I just know it doesn't
have to be this way.  But it is.

If I could buy a small AS/400 for the price of a PC, I
would.  And use it at home.


Jim Langston

John P Carr wrote:

>         You all might get a kick out of this.
>         I had a neat experience the other day(12/30),   I just got my NEW
> 170 for my
>         home(Small business - EdgeTech).


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