Readers Pipe Up on a Whole Bunch of Things
February 2, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The people who read The Four Hundred tend to be a vocal, but polite bunch, which is a welcome and refreshing thing compared to how the rest of the people in the world sometimes talk to each other. Here’s some feedback we got on stories that have run thus far in 2009:
Feedback on AS/400 LUG: Friends in High Places
I guess it would be too much to ask to see the current unmet requirements list of this group. Sounds like their needs might be completely the opposite needs of a platform wanting to get new accounts. Also, it surely minimizes the COMMON requirements process.
No wonder my neighbors don’t know what an AS/400 is.
Hah! It’s a secret! Now, I get it!
Knowing the efficiency of RPG hitting a DB2 database: What does one do with 800,000 CPWs?
Just curious. . . .
Captain–“Excuse me, why does God need a spaceship?”–Kirk
IBM’s obscene actions (tired).
What is really bad is that IBM is not just firing capable people in the face of huge profits, they are rehiring many of those positions in places like Ireland, Poland, and China.
It’s not our father’s IBM anymore.
One correction in your article, Alliance@IBM does not represent IBM employees, and nor would I want them to as an IBMer myself, having seen how they stir up trouble. IBM doesn’t need a union, and don’t believe everything you read.
That was an excellent article and thanks for the same. You have spoken what I was thinking all this while (make it an X64 box). Your idea of making it a separate division is very insightful, too. Taking it further, I dare to dream of iSeries supporting multiple enterprise databases like Oracle. Also how about if iSeries is spun off as a separate unit or is out of IBM’s umbrella?
The iSeries has everything in it but good marketing. The terms “IBM” and “Marketing” are oxymorons. Look where the PC (IBM’s baby) and their relational database concept went. Look how Apple and Microsoft went about their stuff.
Feedback on As I See It: Test of Character
I really enjoyed your article titled “Test of Character.” As a bit of reference, a few years ago, I asked if you were able to send me a copy of an article you had written called “Uncivil Action.” You were able to retrieve it from an older computer and sent it. Once again, thank you for taking the effort to do so.
One aspect of your articles is that they often give me a subtle exhortation to look within and ask myself, “Is there some area in my life that needs improving?” (E.g., “is there a lame turkey that I have shunned in order to protect myself?”) Once again, thank you for your well written articles–your articles continue to be a great blessing to me.
Dear Victor, Thank you for another thoughtful column.
Dear Timothy, Thank you for having Victor as a columnist.
Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2009.
Once again, an excellent article. Very insightful.