• Subject: Re: Have you read this?
  • From: John Hall <jhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 14:14:58 -0500

I say we hang the cowardly author in effigy

or in the immortal words of "coach"

"to hell with Effigy.  Let's string him up right here !!"

You know this is a JOKE article!!  Have you ever heard of sarcasm ??? 
Did you notice it said (humor column).  Did it EVER occur to you that
the whole point of the article was that every time someone writes off
the system as dead it comes back stronger than ever ???

Oh well I guess now I've overstated my point too.

John Hall
Home Sales Co.

"L. S. Russell" wrote:
> But yes I do think it is cowardly. I mean the authors name, upon closer
> inspection is buried at the bottom amid a puppy dogs bio? At the very
> least have the gumption to speak "your" mind.
> And I get so sick and tired of reading how this or that is the death
> knell of the AS/400 (and or RPG). Remember how java was touted "the
> programing language of the future"? How java was supposed to supplant
> RPG as the midrange language of choice?
> RPG is still around, so is the 400, and I may be wrong but isn't IBM
> bringing back support for Netware? So, again IMHO, the article is
> neither funny nor right on. It is just another MicroSoft drumbeater
> thumping his cheats.
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