>>On Wed, 17 Mar 2004 GKern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>> Perhaps at the next Common, the attendees at the soundoff should all get
>> in line at the mic, and just say "I'm leaving the iSeries because if IBM
>> won't promote it, why should I?" Maybe if they heard that from a few
>> hundred users they'd get the idea. But a loss of a few hundred iSeries
>> shops wouldn't hurt IBM because that loss could probably be recovered
>> after about a year of Thinkpad sales.

>You really think IBM gives a damn about us bitching about them not
>marketing OS/400?  I think they're actions have already answered my
>question.   Save your time, energy...etc....

>Spend your time on something more useful...it's St. Paddy's day...go drink
>something green...:)

Yes, Ny-Quil.

But Don, your point is well-taken.  For years, I have watched IBM's 'defensive
marketing' with the AS/400 and it's ridiculous.  I'm afraid you're right; there
will never be a "let's go get new customers, we'll just try and keep the ones
we have" marketing campaign.

-Doc in MP

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