[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff
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Tue Jun 5 17:56:42 CDT 2001
On June 5, Ken Hansen wrote:
> There once was a time whrn the Government decreed that all the computers
> they buy will be ASCII-based, and IBM had the might to say "no, we think
> EBCIDC (sp?) is better" and won, the government kept buying IBM mainframes
> that were not ASCII compliant.
EBCDIC...Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code.
Truly strange compared to ASCII.
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