No offense taken, Chuck...:-D

Your definition of "captive" also is good...  It sure IS easier to hop from
*nix to *nix...!

But in the sense I'm using the word, folks are "captive" to the interactive
feature, because they don't want to spend the dough re-engineering their
apps.  As James Kilgore said, you pay one way or t'other...

jt



| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Chuck Lewis
| Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 4:23 PM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax
|
|
| jt wrote:
|
| <There are plenty of tools that allow you to re-engineer your
| applications, to a
| client/server mode that bypasses the interactive "tax".  Few, however, can
| afford the massive expense of re-engineering their apps.  That's
| why many refer
| to iSeries customers as "captive".>
|
| jt, no offense but my understanding of the term "captive" in
| regards to the
| AS/400 has always been that it would be so hard to move off of
| the AS/400 to
| something else because of the integrated data base, etc. In the
| Unix world it is
| pretty easy to hop from Sun to HP...
|
| Chuck



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