Pete,

IBM's version of new Coke was the eServer.

Al

Al Barsa, Jr.
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400>390

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                    Pete Massiello
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Al,

    I agree with you 100%, yet there are people that would complain for
the exact opposite reason that the AS/400 was not jumping on the new
technologies nor adapting the new stuff quick enough.  Unfortunately,
its hard to please everyone.

    Think back years ago when everyone was TCP/IP, and the AS/400 was
SNA, and could not even spell IP.  Now, it has a great offering in the
TCP world.

    SOM/DSOM was an absolute abortion, and the lesson should be printed
up and given to every new IBM development and marketing employee in the
company.  Its IBM's version of "New Coke".

    JMHO

        Pete

barsa@barsaconsulting.com wrote:

>Don,
>
>What you are saying is consistent with my feelings.  IBM now adds the
>technology de jour to the system, without taking the time to determine if
>it is viable.
>
>I the olden days, IBM would wait to see that a given technology would make
>it, and then add it to the system.
>
>As a user community "we" (but, not I Batman) would say to IBM that the
>AS/400 was slow to market.  IBM's contention is that they waited and got
it
>hardened before it's released.  Now IBM's done an about face.  They bring
>out the technology de jour, and harden it up in the field.
>
>You just can't have it both ways.
>
>Al
>
>Al Barsa, Jr.
>Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
>
>400>390
>
>914-251-1234
>914-251-9406 fax
>
>http://www.barsaconsulting.com
>http://www.taatool.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>                    Don
>                    <dr2@cssas400.com>        To:
midrange-l@midrange.com
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>As I recall at a west coast COMMON, Jarosh got a ear full from at least
>one person that had a sizeable inventment in SOM/DSOM and IBM seemed
>rather ambivalent when he complained about having the rug pulled out from
>under him...  Perhaps that's why I haven't seen him at any COMMON's of
>recent history....
>
>
>
>>While I'm on the topic, I don't take every recommendation from IBM as
>>gospel truth.  A very senior IBM exec said to me many years ago, that if
>>
>I
>
>>don't immediately drop RPG, and start doing all of my programming in SOM
>>and DSOM, that I would be bankrupt in five years.
>>
>>Al
>>
>>Al Barsa, Jr.
>>Barsa Consulting Group, LLC
>>
>>400>390
>>
>>914-251-1234
>>914-251-9406 fax
>>
>>http://www.barsaconsulting.com
>>http://www.taatool.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>                    Jeff Crosby
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>>We have 2 Officevision documents left (getting close!) that are help
>>documents.  I.E. they have the special tags and whatnot to be used for
>>application help.
>>
>>Has anyone run across a slick way to convert these to another type of
>>help?  Such as UIM or whatever.
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>--
>>-Jeff
>>
>>New email address: jlcrosby@dilgardfoods.com
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