Why do they all it a "shop"



Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby Atif » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:21 am

I wanted to know why people call their mainframes as shops .I have seem many refer like "my shop does not have this utility" etc etc
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Re: Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby NicC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:50 pm

A shop is a place of work - be it a restaurant, a retail outlet, a workshop etc. We do not refer to the mainframe as the shop but the place of work.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:21 am

Hello,

We do not refer to the mainframe as the shop but the place of work.
Not true for everyone/everyplace. . .

More than half of the places i've supported (way over 100) call their IT "place of work" their shop. If there are multiple sets of workers (say segregated by type of work) there are multiple IT "shops" within the organization..
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Re: Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby NicC » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:16 am

Yes, but it is still the building/whatever that is the shop - not the mainframe as suggested in the question.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby Atif » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:49 am

thank you for your answers very helpful
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Re: Why do they all it a "shop"

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:55 am

Hello,

not the mainframe as suggested in the question
Perceptions vary. . .

You chose "the machine" - i read "the organization".

thank you for your answers very helpful
You're welcome - good luck. :)

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