mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 10 13:37:07 CDT 2009
On Jun 10, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>>> The other amusing thing about which people here (at least)
>>>> should know better is the visibility factor. VMS, OS/400, MVS,
>>>> and VM are *everywhere*...but people think they're somehow
>>>> "dead" because the only thing they see in for sale in WalMart is
>>>> PCs running Windows. Do these people really believe PCs running
>>>> Windows process their bank transactions, maintain hospital
>>>> databases, or run railroads?
>>> I agree with this statement, and out side of this audience how
>>> many people
>>> even know anything besides Windows exists? There are a lot of
>>> people that
>>> think all computers run Windows.
>> Well, this isn't the only group of technical people in the world.
>> As far as knowing about what the real data processing world uses,
>> it's not classic computer enthusiasts vs. the rest of the world,
>> it's knowledgeable computer people vs. the rest of the world.
> Of course this isn't the only group of technical people. The
> thing is, there are a sizable group of "technical" people who thing
> is all there is, and either don't realize anything else exists, or
> anything else still exists. These are the people that really scare
Same here, but I don't really consider them to be "technical
people". Being that I don't use (or work on) Windows machines, I
tend not to work with those people professionally, and I certainly
don't associate with them on a social level...they give me that "not
so fresh" feeling. ;)
Port Charlotte, FL
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