[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 18:09:10 CDT 2001

On June 13, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> 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
> center.
> Anyway, that's what I've heard.  Can't really confirm it though.  One of
> those puppies would be kinda fun to have.  

  Minor nit: zSeries != S/390...only the latest ones are called zSeries.

  They may be tightly controlled...but I do know someone who has one
at home...so it's at least possible!

         -Dave McGuire

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