Heh. I'm almost 62 1/2. My CPA told me to start dragging out Social Security
money as soon as I can. He said there are no guarantees that any of us will
make it to 65 or 67 or whatever.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Ryan
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:04 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: RPGILE programmers and the future of iSeries

9 more...that's all I ask.

Not that I'm old or anything...

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Alan Shore <ashore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hopefully the i-series won't go poof because I CANT afford to retire for
ANOTHER 30 years

Alan Shore
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"If you're going through Hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry Draper
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:47 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RPGILE programmers and the future of iSeries

How can executive management justify keeping iSeries systems when the pool
of RPG programmers are of retirement age or so?

Is that a myth promulgated by *IX PHP folk?

At one place I am hearing that one justification for moving off of an
iSeries is that no "younger" programmers are interested in learning RPG or
it derivitives (ie:  RPGILE).

Anyone else encountered this argument?

My view is that RPGILE is just another coding system with a learnable
syntax and that much of the user experience is via front ends written in
java or .net.

The iSeries is a great db engine serving up data to whoever wants it (or
is authorized to it).  Tried, true, and trustworthy.

If we are all going to retire at the same moment will the iSeries go poof?

Jerry



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