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Re: History of IDMS - a comments

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Feb 28, 2007
Thanks for sending us the link. I learned quite a bit from Eric
Waddell's history, and he filled in a lot of scenes of the corporate
movie for me, even though I worked right there in the same building and
used the same infamous parking lots. LOL. Just a side note, when
release 10.0 was presented by the development team to technical support,
I sat right next to Dave Litwack while he was filling in the presenter
on breaks. Noone in tech support thought the golden gate/asf stuff
would fly. Everyone left flabberghasted. They were going to sell the
front-end presentation to users, and keep the backend
database/support/etc transparent. I wondered what would happen when the
customer's tech people opened the hood of the PC and found an MVS V8
humming in there. LOL.
Wild and crazy times, as you would expect when a lot of smart/wise guys
occupy the same space.
By the way, David Chapman was from IBM. He had been an executive in
their development org. I was in the audience when he was introduced to
the corporate staff. I still remember him saying that he was amazed
that IDMS could be supported with such a small staff, while IBM was
trying to do the same with a cast of thousands.

Lutz Petzold


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Re: History of IDMS - a comments
"Thanks for sending us the link. I learned quite a bit from Eric
Waddell's history, and he filled in a lot of scenes of the corporate
movie for me, even though I worked right there in the same building and
used the same infamous parking lots. LOL. Just a side note, when
release 10.0 was presented by the development team to technical support,
I sat right next to Dave Litwack while he was filling in the presenter
on breaks. Noone in tech support thought the golden gate/asf stuff
would fly. Everyone left flabberghasted. They were going to sell the
front-end presentation to users, and keep the backend
database/support/etc transparent. I wondered what would happen when the
customer's tech people opened the hood of the PC and found an MVS V8
humming in there. LOL.
Wild and crazy times, as you would expect when a lot of smart/wise guys
occupy the same space.
By the way, David Chapman was from IBM. He had been an executive in
their development org. I was in the audience when he was introduced to
the corporate staff. I still remember him saying that he was amazed
that IDMS could be supported with such a small staff, while IBM was
trying to do the same with a cast of thousands.

Lutz Petzold


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Re: History of IDMS - a comments
"There was this one session early on that stuck with me, the Computer
Visions folks were trying to explain the system software to us
""mainframers"". Then one of our system heavyweights (I can't remember
his name) came in and blew them away by telling them that we write
subroutines bigger than their operating system. Quite interesting....

Thanks to all for the trip down memory lane!

Scott Brady
Cullinet: 1982 - 1989
CA: 1 month

Thought for the day: You don't have to be faster than the bear chasing
you, just faster than one other person in the group!

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