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Hey Anon!! R U Dave Smericzk(?) from Pittsburg? Or...

2009-03-16T20:26:00.000-07:00

Hey Anon!! R U Dave Smericzk(?) from Pittsburg? Or Mary Nelson? I, too remember those days at Waterbury.... contact me at stolleid@aim.com



Craig D...this is Peter Nolan, original author it ...

2008-12-11T05:00:00.000-08:00

Craig D...this is Peter Nolan, original author it that post...LOL! Funny to see my words 10 years later...in case you come back DIS lives on as meta5 www.meta5.com. So yes, you can still buy it...it is STILL better than anything else out there...sigh...but it looks a bit dated now....I worked on a sale recently to a telco and it was all just 'too hard' over the current ways of thinking.



I was working at IBM on an internship in 1992. I ...

2008-08-08T11:20:00.000-07:00

I was working at IBM on an internship in 1992. I can still remember a pivotal moment: hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time while sitting in front of a machine running Metaphor DIS.

Sixteen years later I still haven't seen anything that comes close to the ease of use of Metaphor DIS.

Is there nothing like it out there? Is there no way it can be resurrected?



Macknife is 100% correct about the M4 DIS system. ...

2008-01-31T19:20:00.000-08:00

Macknife is 100% correct about the M4 DIS system. I joined them in 1984, then consulted to IBM during their "discovery" period. Spent many hours trying to move the behemoth in the right direction at their Waterbury, CT facility. DIS was a dream, but the CEO was determined to be a media star and all focus was lost. Still today, the M4 system is virtually unbeatable for data interpretation. I gave Bill Gates a demo of DIS at an IBM seminar in Orlando. All that happened was that his eyes became very large. Soon after IBM let DIS die for aforementioned reason. Many Fortune 100 companies were hurt by their lack of development. Sad, but true. Wish I had the source code....



I cut my SQL teeth on Metaphor and I loved it. It ...

2007-10-25T07:44:00.000-07:00

I cut my SQL teeth on Metaphor and I loved it. It was a fantastic system and could probably still the knock the socks off a lot of other RDBMS and DIS systems today. I agree with you , it's a damn shame IBM didn't know what they had, in fact it's a damn shame IBM ever got their hands on it in the first place.