Ah, yes.... The ole "double-whammy" clause...:-( | -----Original Message----- | From: firstname.lastname@example.org | [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Leif Svalgaard | Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 3:04 PM | To: firstname.lastname@example.org | Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax | | | From: Adam Lang <email@example.com> | > So, basically everyone is saying: | > If you need your AS/400 with interactive support, you pay X | dollars for the | > AS/400 and Y dollars for the interactive hardware. | > If you don't want the interactive functionality, you just pay Y | dollars for | > the AS/400. | > It sounds rather similar to the old 386 and 486 days. You paid | X dollars | > for a CPU and an FPU and you paid less with the FPU disabled. | > So Intel had a "FPU tax" in place? :) | > Am I following this correctly? | > | | No, it is worse than that. If you want to buy interactive capability, your | AS/400 is automatically "upgraded" to the next software tier. E.g. | from a P20 to a P30, and all sorts of vendors (incl. IBM) now come | and want more money for their products (even if these are not | interactive).
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