[SunRescue] OT: AS/400 stuff

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
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.

     -Dave McGuire

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