My fantasy Super Bowl Ad: "Hi ... I'm Ali Landry ... and I'll PERSONALLY deliver your new iSeries 400 server!" I'd order during halftime! <g> -- Don Schenck Schenck Technical Consulting DonS@SchenckTech.com / www.SchenckTech.com > -----Original Message----- > From: jt [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: January 25, 2001 8:54 AM > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > Subject: RE: My fantasy Super Bowl commercial ... > > > John, *outstanding* ad theme. Great ads. > > David, I like both. > > > I only wish I had $2.2 million to get a :30 spot...;-) > > BTW, AP says that IBM is advertising in the Super Bowl. > (http://biz.yahoo.com/apf/010123/super_bowl.html) > > Advertising Age doesn't list them in the lineup, though. > (http://adage.com/dataplace/archives/dp494.html) > > > > Scott, you wrote: > "IMHO, its not a real good idea to announce "our system is > hacker proof!" > especially on network television." > > "This is especially true of the AS/400, which is ONLY relatively safe > against hackers because most hackers don't know anything about it." > > I'd have to agree that a lot of the iSeries being "hacker > proof" is due to > it's obscurity. But it's not accurate to say that is the > ONLY reason it is > relatively safe. > > Actually, the reason is that security was built into the core > of OS/400 from > the beginning, over 20 years ago. It wasn't an afterthought, > like most > other OS. > > Is the 400 hacker proof? No. But how many 400's (that had standard > security measures) have been hacked? How does that compare > to Windoze and > Eunuchs? My guess is that, as a percentage of successful > hacks to attempted > hacks, the iSeries is quite a bit safer than the other > platforms. That's no > accident--as Frank Soltis would say, "it's by design". > > JMHO. > > jt > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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