This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] I don't care if IBM benefits, *I* benefit enough to justify the price. It's a personal decision, and YMMV as I said. I pay $20 for a Clancy/Brown/Coonts hard cover novel that I read and enjoy but that does not provide a tangible benefit beyond the enjoyment. Dr Frank's book contributes to my job satisfaction and serves as a reference. I'm headed for the golf course after work, carrying my TaylorMade logo golf bag that I bought, wearing my TaylorMade logo windshirt that I bought, to play with TaylorMade golf clubs that I paid $2500 for, to lose Nike balls. TaylorMade subsidizes none of that and yet festoons the lot with their logos to turn me into a walking billboard. (actually Callaway should subsidize that, but I digress). It's the way of the world. I'm not sure why you feel IBM owes you a subsidy. Who's to say the price of the book hasn't already been discounted by some IBM subsidy of the author, or whatever. It's a purchase decision, make your voice known by not buying at that price. Perhaps once the information is stale you can get a better deal... Dr Frank doesn't make an advertising message for IBM, by the way. He just tells the facts. That it serves as an advertising message is a testament to the system and its designers. -----Original Message----- From: Steve Richter [mailto:srichter@AutoCoder.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 12:47 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Frank Soltis ----- Original Message ----- From: "Westdorp, Tom" <Tom.Westdorp@StationCasinos.com> > > For those asking, it picks up the iSeries from the 400e and takes it > forward. It is about the iSeries from v5r1 to the future. There's a little > prior r510 stuff in for historical perspective, but the how's and why's of > the current iSeries and its direction is the meat of the book. Tom, So you pay $50 for an advertising msg from ibm. I agree that his last book was worth the price and probably this book also. But IBM benefits from us reading the book, so they should at least subsidize it. Steve Richter _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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