>On Oct 4, 3:02=A0pm, Quadibloc <jsav...@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:
>> Since that is clearly a vain hope, I can't recommend that strategy.
>> Hence, what IBM is doing probably is the most profitable way to
>> exploit the asset. That doesn't change the fact, though, that it is
>> ultimately a dead-end strategy, which will eventually see the S/360
>> fade to oblivion.
>> Perhaps after the cash cow has shrunk, dropping prices in an attempt
>> to increase volumes will be rational, but right now it isn't.
>I suspect at some future point the installed base will become so small
>that they'll just sell off the product line to someone else or someone
>will develop server emulators or simulators.