What's wrong with COBOL. It works. In fact combined with a mainframe it
allows for reliable applications--a concept unknown and unknowable to
most people today!
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Nick May
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 4:03 AM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: docomo email hardware
Nick May spouted promiscuously:
> Not that it matters a curse either way, but I was curious to hear that
>> docomo in Kyushu use a Fujitsu mainframe to handle imode email,
leap_at_gol.com wisely responded:
>Wonderful hacker urban legend material, if not actually true And it
>be true. Legacy systems cling to life, or some semblance of life, the
>those zombies did in George Romero films.
I got it from a guy I have known for a while who manages a computer job
placement agency who has supplied them with programmers. COBOL
programmers.=C5He was not sure about Japan generally but he was certain
about Kyushu. I expressed impolite and raucous skepticism, but he
me it is true. Improbable, but true.
He said that Fukuoka is "crying out for COBOL programmers". I enquired
about PL1 (just for old times sake) but apparently only a few banks use
"Crying out for COBOL programmers". Ye gods. I know sunny Fukkers is a
village, but this is downright medieval. Perhaps my elite assembly
can be put to good work after all....
(still - I have always felt that i-mode e-mail has a COBOLED together
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