[rescue] AS/400 question
lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 5 19:56:17 CDT 2003
--- Mike Hebel <nimitz at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> And why don't they publish the CISC ones? Don't they _want_ outside
> apps written for it.... *blink* Duhh....nevermind...
They don't want apps written at that level, they want them written in
higher-level (read licensed) languages, allowing them to alter/optimize
the hardware in a box without obsoleting the software that runs on it.
This kind of abstraction allowed them to replace the System 3X systems
with the AS/400.
"Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten
programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
Bill Gates, in "An OpenLetter to Hobbyists" dated February 3, 1976
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