To: Jill Grine and All,

One of the best things about the people of midrange-L is the willingness to
take the time and help others, especially "newbies," with things that may be
very trivial to them.  IMO the IBM Midrange community is a close knit group,
and one of the best "fraternities" around.

All of the responses to Jill made me think of something.  When the AS/400
was first announced we produced a fan-fold command cross reference card that
showed all the S/36, S/38 and AS/400 commands.  Some of the IBM SE's got
ahold of them and would pull them out at a customer site, then we'd get a
call from the customer wanting a copy.  Soon we got requests from all over
the counrty (and the world) for those cards, and had to print larger
quantities.  Later, we were contacted by NEWS 3X/400 magazine and the card
was reproduced by them and included with a couple magazine issues.

I looked and found that we still have a few hundred of them laying around,
and for the price of a stamped, self addressed letter size (9x4)envelope, I
would be happy to send one to anyone on the list who wants one.  They would
be handy for anyone who hasn't memorized the commands or learned to speak
IBM's three letter (with exceptions) language.  (Newbies, operators,
occasional users, etc.)

Send S.A.S.E. to:

DCS Software and Services
Attn: Jim Whalen
2610 Hwy 544 West
Wylie, TX  75098


And Jill, be very careful.  Once you get a taste of the iSeries (help
facilities, prompting, commands that are easy to deduce, utilities built
into the OS *"It's ALL in there!"*, logical files, etc., etc., etc.), you
might not want to go back to your other job!  There's a reason that many of
us have been with the midrange line for 20 years or more.


Jim Whalen
DCS Software and Services
PH 972 429-8238  FAX 972 429-8216
jimw2001@hotmail.com


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