It’s not the popular Twilight series, but it is definitely a must read for IT professionals, especially with an affinity toward IBM products. “Origin of Servers”, is a short story written by Joseph Kennedy, a system manager for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York who has more than 20 years of experience with the IBM i family of servers. It was published on SystemiNetwork last month.
Challenged to write a short novel within 30 days as part of the National Novel Writing Month, Kennedy’s tale of a historian, a technician and a server has received many accolades from the IBM community. It is not only an entertaining, quick read, but shares some history of the AS/400, iSeries, e-server, System i family.
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