by Anura Guruge
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This was one of my most widely read mainframe Whitepapers (and I wrote at least thirty of these). I wrote c. 1999. IBM’s mainframe-based tn3270 server was controversial and divisive at the time. I had a foot in both camps. I was doing work for both IBM and Cisco at the time — with Cisco promoting their router-based solution. So to be impartial and avoid claims that I wrote it because IBM paid me to do so, I wrote this Whitepaper, the ONLY one I ever did as such, for FREE. Pro bono. Says so write at the front. Caused quite a stir because Cisco was already to discredit it by saying that I was only saying what I was saying, not because I believed in what I was saying, but because IBM paid me. Those were fun times.