I was reading an interesting discussion on Linkedin last night. The core of the conversation goes like this
"I found one of my old customers from the 1990s and my software is still running on it - bloody good the iSeries"
"Excuse me, but that's not an iSeries its IBM i"
"I call it an AS400"
'Its not an AS400 its IBM i"
"you can call it whatever you like but I'm calling it an AS400"
This has been an ongoing
argument disagreement in our IBM i and RPG programmer communities for over a decade. For some reason, there is still a sizeable group of IBM i Software Developers insisting on referring to the IBM i Power machine by an incorrect name. The AS400 was a great machine in its time but calling the current range of IBM Servers as '400's is referring to an old inferior machine from the 1990's. Of course, using these old model names also infers we are still using an old Legacy machine -- this means our end customers think of it as an old fashioned legacy machine. But its not... aaargh!