Nah, most programmers don't argue all that often. Heck, even the threads in these message lists are pretty short because we're a very agreeable lot. It's not like every discussion over programming languages, operating systems and/or equipment we discuss get's elevated into some sort of religious debate. Nope, you must be thinking of another group of people. ::sniff:: Wow, the sarcasm is so think in here, I can smell it ;). Seriously, I doubt anyone's feathers will get ruffled over that. BTW, I started my AS/400 career with the "AS/400 Primer" by Ernie Malaga. If it weren't for that book and a chance temporary job at the company that published the book, I'd probably be among the unwashed masses that don't understand this glorious machine (oops, my own tech-religious views poking through...hehe). Although, it helped to have the author (and other Guru's) around to expand on subjects... -Moe ------------------------------------------------------- Kevin R Mohondro email@example.com Software Engineer (858)373-2012 SalePoint Corporate Retail Solutions San Diego, CA -----Original Message----- From: Foster, Willow [mailto:WFoster@friedmancorp.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 8:49 AM To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' Subject: RE: What the heck is this AS/400 thing?? I wrote: ~> He's a typical ~> programmer... you know the joke "arguing with a programmer ~> and wrestling a ~> pig in the mud.." Yep, that's my Boris. I expect he'll spend I hope ya'll know that I wasn't bashing programmers or anything! (I'm taking a programming class in the spring.) I don't want to offend anyone here, and since I'm new, I worry that what I said might not be taken as I meant it.. a very light-hearted joke. Boris was the first programmer I ever met. It took me a while to realize that when he's picking apart everything I say and driving me up a wall, he was just doing what comes natural to him. (He was often shocked that I would get angry. "What's wrong?? We just debating.." as I've got steam coming out of my ears.) I've found that many of his programmer friends are the same way. I hope you super-techies out there understand. :) Best, Willow _______________________________________________ This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries (Midrange-NonTech) mailing list To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-nontech or email: Midrange-NonTechemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.