Does anyone else have to deal with WANG software? At work, we had WANG computers right up until 1995 when we finally got PC’s. However, our data entry is still all done in WANG. This past year, when making it Y2K compliant, our programmers switched from COBOL to a PACE-AB based system (whatever the hell that all means), but it’s still WANG. The main menu even says ©1985! Yecchhh.
Anyway, I’m just perturbed because it’s crashed twice today so far, which really interferes with my job (though frees up the time to get on line to rant about it).
Is anyone else having to deal with ancient software or hardware? Have any of the young whippersnappers on this board even heard of WANG? (Outside of Stephen King’s short story, “Word Processor of the Gods,” that is–that’s the first place I ever heard of WANG, and never dreamed I’d actually have to work with it in real life.)
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy