• Subject: Re: New names
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 18:20:59 -0600

From: <jpcarr@TREDEGAR.COM>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> I'm running PRMS( ya pansophic ),   We've been running it since 1990
> When you say "Name a Great Car"   No one ever mentions the 6 year old car
> they have that has given them 100k+ mileage with no major breakdowns(hence
> very cost effective over 6 years
> [Ken:] I define a great application as one that runs efficiently long after
the
> invoice is paid, say ten years or more. In my eyes, all the AS/400
> applications with this kind of history are not just great but...  GREAT

It is a sad state of affairs when greatness has come to mean just doing
what you are supposed to do. If it just runs, it's great. Of course, in
ordinary
human experience we are all just waiting for Godot. Not too much
excitement is need nor wanted, c.f. that old Chinese curse: "may you live in
exciting times".



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