Friday, March 20, 2009

AS/400 -- no -- iSeries -- wait -- System-I .... grr

Long ago, IBM created a beautiful server called the AS/400, carrying on a strong tradition of awesomeness from the System/38 and System/36.  It was called AS/400 from 1988 to 2000-- long enough to cement the name in a thousand documents and a million minds. Then they re-branded it "iSeries eserver".  And in 2006 they renamed it "System-I".  Of course, for several years after each re-branding, vendors and users still produced emails, webpages, PDFs and so on using the older names.

So if I want to search for something to do with this platform, what do I type in?  "System-I" is about the worst possible Google search term in the world!  Thank you IBM...

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