Memory-Lane Monday: Documentation Just Takes Up Too Much Space
ComputerWorld, March 16th, 2020
March 16, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 3

And apparently it doesn't spark joy

"It's the 1980s, and legacy systems are already a problem. IBM is still shipping source code for big-iron internals, says this mainframe pilot fish.

'IBM discontinued supporting BTAM under CICS, but we had a major customer who communicated via CICS BTAM,' fish says.

Translation: The big customer uses the CICS transaction-processing system, and connects to it over telecommunication lines using the very old BTAM protocol - and IBM has just stopped supporting that approach.

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