Brad,

GREAT analogy...!  Also speaks to the issue of HOW LONG will it ACTUALLY
take to get fluent, in Spanish...  (This being easier said, than done...)

jt

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| Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 11:40 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Unix
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| "Wills, Mike N. (TC)" wrote:
| >
| > How about the cost of ownership reports, bring up needing
| training for all
| > the programmers for the new platform, and the numerous things
| that the AS400
| > can do. Also you save the cost of needing to purchase a enterprise level
| > database.
|
|
| What I would say in ths situation, is that before changing over,
| we should simulate the effect by changing the business' official
| language to Spanish. Everyone has to speak only Spanish, all
| documents need to be converted to it, everything new needs to be
| done in it.
|
| It's a great language, has been around longer than English,
| simpler writing structure, and it's used in more places.
|
| That would have about the same effect as what they are wanting
| to do. How much disruption can it cause? It is in use
| everywhere.
|
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