• Subject: RE: My fantasy Super Bowl commercial ...
  • From: "Schenck, Don" <Don.Schenck@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:24:31 -0500

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:jt@ee.net]
> 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
> 
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