We think that this is the dumbest thing that IBM has ever done since they re-named the System/38 to the iSeries. I instinctively know what platform I'm working on based on the shape of the keyboard, and what that all entails such as: 122 keys with 24 command keys destructive backspace 132 key capable keyboards are significantly more programmer productive (in a green screen environment) than any PC. (Has anyone used SEU lately?) Just try to use one backspace key and determine if it is destructive or nondestructive. How about this insert/delete bullshit. And where or where did my explanation point go. I would object significantly less to keyboard mapping on a PC, of it could become an attribute of the *USRPRF! We ordered several today, plus a supply of spare keyboards. I would speculate that eventually they will figure this out, but I doubt it. 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 Pat Barber <mboceanside@worldne To: firstname.lastname@example.org t.att.net> cc: Sent by: Subject: Re: 3488 End of Marketing - Update/Actions midrange-l-admin@mid range.com 01/28/02 11:00 AM Please respond to midrange-l Neil: I just ordered a few 3488 refurbs from IBM. I plan to hide one in a closet till the price hits around $5,000. The other one stays very near me...... Neil Palmer wrote: > > IF they came up with a version of Ops Console that ran on a Linux PC I > MIGHT consider it, but Windows - ha - over my cold dead Ctl+Alt+Del > fingers ! _______________________________________________ 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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