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Fri Dec 1 19:33:05 CST 2000
scohen - Stephen Cohen wrote:
> Ahh, fond memories of that which should have caused the FTC to nail IBM's
> a$$ to the wall. What a piece of junk, made particularly visible when an
> IBM/XT with an S/36 emulator by California Systems (I think) could blow the
> doors off of a real S/36.
> I loved the story's ending - on the dock and pick it up quickly, rain is
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sheldon T. Hall [mailto:shall1 at columbus.rr.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 6:52 PM
> To: 'rescue at sunhelp.org'
> Subject: RE: [SunRescue] AS-400
> On Friday, December 01, 2000 12:20 PM, Bill Bradford
> [SMTP:mrbill at mrbill.net] wrote:
> > Anybody got some good net resources on learning how to use/admin an
> > AS/400? 8-)
> I dunno about the AS/400, but I can tell you a bit about its predecessor,
> the S/36. To use that one you either had to have ...
> An infinite amount of time and the home phone numbers of about 30
> support people
> A large yacht.
> Ours had MAPICS installed, and the whole kit turned out to be slightly
> inferior to an IBM PC/XT with Peachtree Accounting installed. The S/36
> setup only cost US$100,000 more than the XT, too. Not including the
> building rewiring for its special power requirements, or all the employee
> time it took to try and make it do anything useful.
> The last time I saw the S/36, it was sitting on our loading dock, our CEO
> having called IBM to come pick it up, and quickly, as rain was forecast for
> later that day.
Actually, the ancestor to the AS/400 was the System 38, not the 36!
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