Nathan: On Sat, 26 January 2002, "Nathan M. Andelin" wrote: > Consider how IBM prices interactive features separately on the iSeries. The > higher price has little to do with cost. It's a value proposition. I am unaware of any evidence beyond 'educated guesswork' to support this. Now, understand I'm not saying at all that it isn't true; I'm simply saying that IBM is the sole possible source of any concrete evidence for this and they don't comment in any useful way. There currently seems to be no way for us to determine what it costs IBM to support interactive capacity. (I'm personally impressed with how much they've managed to provide via TCP/IP that was previously available almost solely through SNA. Granted, the green-screen functionality visible to the user might not have changed much; but the underlying 'plumbing' has certainly seen work in OS/400 V3 and V4... and without breaking much of what has always worked.) So, while it may be sold as a value proposition, the breakdown of costs is unknown... Unless you have specific sources of info? Tom Liotta -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.400Security.com ___________________________________________________ The ALL NEW CS2000 from CompuServe Better! Faster! More Powerful! 250 FREE hours! Sign-on Now! http://www.compuserve.com/trycsrv/cs2000/webmail/
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