• Subject: Re: AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 10:21:35 -0500

At 10:55 PM 1/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Did I miss a discussion regarding this article? Hard to believe it's been
>out there since November 22 without anyone mentioning it on this list.
>AS/400s Extinct at Microsoft Since May, 1999

I have read this page.  If you look at the total computing power that M$ 
claims to use to run the entire company, and believe that's all that's 
necessary to run a company of that size, you would probably agree with Bill 
Gates that no one will ever need more than 640 K to run a desktop.

Although IBM is very mum, it is known that M$ uses a service bureau for 
some processing, and that service bureau uses 400's.  Furthermore, some of 
the ex-M$ personnel who are familiar with the M$ application (MAC PAC if 
I'm not mistaken) now work for that service bureau.

I would trust M$ as far as I can throw all of Bill Gates' money.


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