[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
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Tue Jun 12 02:38:09 CDT 2001
I've heard that also from a fairly reliable source (a book on IBM from
1890-1950). I don't know if it is still true, but it would not surprize me
too much if that is the case for their really high end stuff.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.
> Aren't the zSeries machines even more tightly controlled that the Crays?
> I heard one place (old Byte maybe) that you can't buy an IBM mainframe,
> you can only rent them. I've also heard that every IBM mainframe
> installed has a dedicated phone line connected back to the nearest IBM
> Anyway, that's what I've heard. Can't really confirm it though. One of
> those puppies would be kinda fun to have.
> Joshua Boyd
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On June 13, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> > > Most companies are "hooked" on IBM because they don't know there is
> > > better stuff out-there. It's much easier for a vendor to continue
> > > sales to a customer after they're "locked in" to a particular
> > > vendor-- both technically [ locked into architecture ] and
> > > [ proving to suits this new computer from Sun/whomever is better. ]
> > Six months ago I'd have agreed with this wholeheartedly...but Jon I
> > have to say that I've been studying every scrap of info I can find
> > about the S/390 machines, and I have to say, I am VERY impressed.
> > I must obtain one. I must learn everything there is to know about
> > these machines.
> > -Dave McGuire
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