• Subject: Re: microsoft 99.9999
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 14:17:04 -0600 (CST)



On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Ted Barry wrote:

> Let's face it, the rest of the world is trying to kill the AS/400 (or
> iSeries).  

I'd say, 95% of the world doesn't even know the AS/400 (much less the
iSeries) exists at all.


> Unless we (the technically knowing) do something to let the
> non-technical decision makers know that the AS/400 is good, and can
> run circles around any Windoze platform, then we're in trouble.  
> Someone from a university told me about five years ago, that if you
> "blink your eyes twice, the 400 would be gone."  I'm still waiting for
> the 2nd blink.

Then why does the AS/400 require a PC running Windows in order to do
anything, now a days?  You can't even get a floppy disk drive for the
AS/400.  (or, at least, the 270) IBM's answer:  "Download the file to your
PC and save it to a floppy"

If I want to make a page segment, the answer is "run windows".

If I want to do some of the features only in ops nav  "run windows".

Since the AS/400 is no longer anything but an attachment for our Windows
PC, I don't think you can say that it is in ANY WAY competing with
Windows.  



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