Preserving COBOL

I love this Craigslist Ad that I came across.


This really got me thinking.  Is this where the “Life Air” of COBOL is located?  …In a bottle?

We seem to bottle up so many things to preserve the contents.

Are we as an industry putting a lid on COBOL, hoping it will perform today as it did yesterday until we can replace it with another package or another programming language?

How about dusting of the old bottle of COBOL, breaking the seal, openining the lid and breathing the power of COBOL.

See what COBOL has done for us in the past and leveraging its power to see what new things it can do for us today!