Are we dead yet?
Here are some quotes from the past...from reputable sources, no less:
A fairly well accepted notion in computing is that the mainframe is going the way
of the dinosaur.
Forbes, March 20, 1989
The mainframe computer is rapidly being turned into a technological Dinosaur...
New York Times, April 4, 1989
On March 15, 1996, an InfoWorld Reader will unplug the last mainframe.
Stewart Alsop, InfoWorld 1991
...the mainframe seems to be hurtling toward extinction.
New York Times, Feb. 9, 1993
Its the end of the end for the mainframes
George Colony, Forrester Research, Business Week, Jan. 10, 1994
On an interesting side note about things going away, although InfoWorld.com still exist, the
final print edition of the magazine was dated April 2, 2007
Here's what I want to see on August 7, 2031:
IEE389I MVS COMMAND PROCESSING AVAILABLE
ISG359I GRS EXIT CACHE WAS CREATED SUCCESSFULLY
IEE252I MEMBER IEASLP00 FOUND IN SYS2.PARMLIB
IEE254I 06.12.09 IPLINFO DISPLAY 665
SYSTEM IPLED AT 06.11.28 ON 08/01/2031
RELEASE z/OS 04.15.00 LICENSE = z/OS
The point is, they were all wrong. The mainframe is vital, healthy, and growing. That much is obvious here at Share this week. Don't let the misbegotten get you down.