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The e-mail in our box at the NewsWire was titled "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Migration tools supplier Alan Yeo of ScreenJet calls our attention to what he says might be the last meeting in the UK to promote the concept and benefits of migrating away from the HP 3000.

"This is probably the last HP 3000 Migration event that anyone will bother organising in the UK, unless there is sufficient interest in this one," Yeo wrote us. "The last couple that anyone tried to organise here about two years ago were cancelled through lack of interest."

Yeo has extra self-interest in the event on June 20 in Reading at the HP offices there. "They didn't have people like Jeanette Nutsford, Michael Marxmeier and myself presenting at those other events," he quipped. (Nutsford was legendary for running a productive COBOL Special Interest Group for Interex before she and husband Ken took to the high seas for months of cruises. Marxmeier is the guru behind the IMAGE plug-compatible database Eloquence.)

Details in the flyer from the HP User Group UK (download the PDF file) offer an "HP e3000 Migration Seminar." The day begins at 10 and ends with a general Q&A session at 3, with lunch included. Yeo said there's a way to bypass the 75-pound (UK) entry fee, too.

"As you can see from the flyer, HPUG UK Ltd has organised an HP 3000 Migration Seminar in the UK, and a few of us have been roped in to provide some meaningful content," he said. "The inside track is that if people register to say they are an Acucorp Invitee, then it's FREE."

Acucorp is a co-sponsor of the  event. The agenda also includes about an hour or so of afternoon discussion about how to modernize MPE applications — which we assume is not code for "migrate them to another platform."