[rescue] AS/400 question

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 5 22:33:39 CDT 2003

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Lionel Peterson 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.

A few years ago I came across the technical support for a marketing brief
saying as much.

Peace...  Sridhar

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