"When did that nagging start to appear? All the way back in the WDSC days?"

I thought it was around for a very long time. But since I was already using the product I took the steps to turn off the message on my system so it is hard for me to say. Perhaps Edmund or one of the other IBMers on this list can tell us.

But it was there for the longest time - but by jumping past V5R3, R4, and V6 you may have missed it.

All I know is that I was constantly hearing complaints about "that annoying message".

Jon Paris


On Mar 6, 2017, at 8:19 PM, John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"But I strongly suspect that a much larger portion of the midrange community simply didn't know anything other than SEU existed. If I'm right, it wouldn't be fair to call it a choice."

You mean they missed the constant nagging in PDM about "Have you tried ..." ? That message was around a long tie and you had to put some effort in to get rid of it.

When did that nagging start to appear? All the way back in the WDSC
days? I personally did not see any nagging except for the relatively
brief period between the time *we* finally left V5R2 and arrived at
7.1. (My manager had wanted to stop at 6.1 but fortunately our
sysadmin persuaded him to at least go one step further.)

I guess there are those who don't know about RDi but frankly these days it has to be willful ignorance because references to it are everywhere.

I'm not trying to be difficult here, but I actually don't run into
references to RDi in what I would consider "normal workflow" around
here. And most people need repeated exposure before anything really
sinks in, so a stray chance encounter isn't going to cut it. Whenever
I mention RDi to my coworkers (which isn't very often), it seems I
have to remind them what it is.

As I said before, I understand the sentiment that all of us *ought to*
be keeping up with the latest developments. I still suspect the real
situation on the ground is that many if not most midrange shops are
similar to mine.

John Y.
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