John has given the clearest demonstration of the problem, Trevor. Go ahead, google for midrange information *without *using "AS400" in your search. I challenge you. Find what's available in our arena.
This is a marketing blunder by IBM that is beyond all of their earlier world record marketing blunders. All we are asking is a common way for all of us to recover from this screwup. There's no religious argument here, just a desperate plea for some common way to communicate.

Coca Cola recovered from their blunder by admitting their mistake and giving us "Coca Cola Classic." IBM could do the same, to the benefit of *all* of us. Its not complicated. AS400 is the name plate, System i is the Model. Bingo, everyone is happy.
But its the the same hardware? Sure. And Mercury Sable is not a Ford Taurus?

John Earl wrote:

My advice to the original poster is to prominently use the name AS/400
on your website. There will be lots of people who will google on that
name, and you want them to find you.


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