• Subject: RE: new campaign for ibm iSeries?
  • From: "jt" <jt@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 08:21:31 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

James,

I agree with Jim, this is a good thing !!

I gotta admit, since I don't believe in a free lunch, the way this is being
promoted smells of a Madison Avenue gimmick.

But at the V5 teleconference, Mr. David Peter mentioned a few things about
the iNation.  It's intended to be a alliance of customers, IBM folk, and
Business Partners.  (Powerful collection of people.)  It will primarily use
the Internet to communicate.  (Effective way to communicate.)

Did you see on the "Thank you" page after you signed in:  "Share your
insights, suggestions, and experiences with IBM".  This iNation thing seems
to be an ideal opportunity for anyone on this list who has ever sent in a
rant about what IBM should, or shouldn't, be doing.  On the page "What is
the iSeries Nation" they say "We are passionate about the IBM eServer
iSeries, because if frees us to create and collaborate, to lead and
succeed".

I would think most of the people on this list would agree with that.

The promotion is an attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor.  I was very receptive
to this idea, so I thought the writing was inspired.  I could see where it
might fall flat to others.

Either way, this iNation thing has some great potential.  (Of course, the
proof is in the pudding.)  IMO, it's time for the people who have complained
about IBM (i.e. everyone on this list ;-) to put the money where their mouth
is and sign up.

jt

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jim Franz
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 5:47 AM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: new campaign for ibm iSeries?


as someone else said earlier-it seems to be a an effort to make
contact with the users & owners of 400s/iSeriers, get some feedback, and
then have contact with all of us. This is a good thing! They are not giving
all this away for your first few comments, there is more coming.
jim
----- Original Message -----
From: "James W. Kilgore" <eMail@James-W-Kilgore.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: new campaign for ibm iSeries?


> After all the searching, I too found this link:
> http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/announce/form.html
>
> And upon reading the questions I discovered that things like 'it works'
> is in the 'other' category and that your choice in life is playing
> roller hockey in the parking lot.  Give me a break!  Oh, and for my
> participation I can get a double duty duffle bag. Makes my day, makes me
> want to spend $100k!  Wow, a $10 gift.  I feel special all over. ;-}
>
> Did IBM contract the local middle school to create this?
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