July 04, 2016
Celebrate Your Independence Today
As this is the Fourth of July in the United States, we're taking time away from the news desk to celebrate Independence Day, as we call it. If you think about it, your choice to remain on an HP 3000 -- even if it's on a long journey toward migration -- is a celebration of independence.
As examples of what that means in practice, have a look at the following articles:
On support for 3000s: HP's 3000 support clears away for indies
On MPE licenses, and the need for them in the post-HP era:Customers debate definition of a licensed HP 3000
On how respecting an HPSUSAN supports independent software vendors: 3000's IDs protect independent SW vendors
Embrace your independence as an HP 3000 partner or customer, whenever that new course suits you. If you're migrating, your company's internal schedule will determine your new platform and when you will move. It's obviously not based on HP's support deadline, which is just as expired as George Washington. This is a holiday we celebrate to mark the country's trip down a new path independent of its founding authority figure, Great Britain. I am told the British celebrate today as "the anniversary of the time we got rid of those pesky colonists."
Which goes to show how anything can be viewed from more than one point of view, so long as you have an independent mind.
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