Jon.Paris@hal.it wrote:

> Well as you noted later I did say that it was about 70% of the attendees at
> the seminars etc. that I speak at.  Yes there would, I suppose be a
> tendency for those shops to be somewhat more forward looking than the
> "stagnant" ones you refer to.  But then the stagnant shops can't really be
> counted anyway - they are already well on their way to being replaced by an
> NT "solution" it is only a matter of time!!  If you don't progress you die
> - that simple.

There are different levels of "progress".

While it might be true that you need to change, doing it cause it's the
next "great thing" is given very little consideration in most shops.

The people who attend most of these conferences are either:

A: Selling somthing

B: Trying to learn somthing

C: Spending company money on a nice trip.

D: Buying Somthing

Managers do not condone the changing of working code, just cause we got
the latest compiler in. I suspect(have no clue) that a greater number
of shops have NOT converted to RPGIV but when ever somthing new comes
along, RPGIV is the preferred language. You shouldn't confuse "stable"
with "stagnant".

That's what I believe, but it's only worth the cost of this email.
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