You’re Only As Old As The Programs You Run With
June 20, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
How does a venerable computer system act its age? Cleverly, I think, and only when asked to. The AS/400, which has had more names than James Garner in The Rockford Files, is still the AS/400 or “the 400” to most of us despite all the pressure of political correctness to adopt the IBM i name for the operating system and to not talk about the hardware platform as anything but a Power Systems platform. As if any old operating system is as good as any other.
The truly wonderful thing about that AS/400, which celebrates its 8,400th day as