Freezing Technology: Why is COBOL so popular?

JayHecht at JayHecht at
Mon Dec 14 08:14:14 PST 1998

In a message dated 98-12-13 22:50:02 EST, you write:

<< than trying to freeze the sectoral distribution of employment and

>production in the pattern it held in 1950? >>


Go around to the "average" urban hospital and you will probably find most accounting systems still using COBOL! In fact COBOL programmers still are getting nice premiums. I don't know how long this will last - but economic evolution sometimes proceeds at its own damn pace!


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