And HOW TIMELY what you say is John ! I was just reading the Backspin column in Network World (10/10/05) at lunch today: http://tinyurl.com/amfc3 Chuck -----Original Message----- From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jones, John (US) Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 11:39 AM To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries Subject: RE: Programmer Liability The US has granted corporations the same basic rights as individuals. However, corporations do not operate on the "value system" (morals and ethics) that drive an individual's decision making. Corporations exist solely to produce profit and generate wealth for their owners. Thus, such decisions, while morally & ethically wrong, are sound from a business standpoint as they are designed to maximize profit.