What’s old is new again: Why the mainframe thrives

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Ask anyone why they want something new and you’ll usually get the same answer: new is the latest and greatest, new has advanced features, new is cooler than old. This state-of-mind is reinforced by social pressure and technical prejudice. “What, no face recognition? That’s so iPhone 8.” This aspect of human nature isn’t new. Fashion has driven buying decisions for thousands of years. What has changed is the sophistication by which motivated parties exploit this tendency to crave the latest and greatest. The mainframe offers the perfect example. The first step was to condition people into believing the mainframe is…

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