[rescue] AS/400 Type 9404

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Wed May 21 14:27:06 CDT 2003

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

Make sure it comes with software, as far as I know OS/400 is almost
unobtanium. There was an urban legend about some IBM machines having some
sort of gravity switch that it got reset whenever the machine was moved.
So that a new license was needed. I thought it was an interesting myth...
and I doubt that even IBM was so stupid as to piss off customers in such
way "we just had a quake! What the @#!# do you mean we need a new
license!! :)"

Anyhow AS400 was always a strange beast. It has all these weird concepts
that it makes it hard to wrap around them and translate to "normal"
computer terms (ie. non-IBMerisms)

 > On Wed, 21 May 2003, James Denton wrote:
> > Well, the AS/400 itself is about, oh, maybe 24" wide, 34-36" deep and 24"
> > tall. It has a large floppy disk drive and tape backup drive.
> That sounds doable.  I think the Alpha I had in the back of my car was
> larger than that.  If your work either wants to toss it or get rid of it
> cheaply enough, I can pick that up.
> > The ImpactWriter is pretty large. The cabinet is maybe 60" tall and 72"
> > wide. I didn't see how large the printer itself was.
> Uh.  Whoa.  That's a Printer.  I can't fathom how you'd move that, aside
> from a box truck.  Even then, it'd probably need to be crated to keep
> from munging the printheads.  Perhaps ebay? ;)
> --
> Jonathan Patschke   )  "Lawsuit...why doesn't it surprise me that more
> Thorndale, TX      (    than half of that word is Suit?"
>                     )                                  --George Adkins
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

More information about the rescue mailing list