From: Bob Leif
To: Alexander Kopilovitch et al.
You wrote, "Do they want a Microsoft Ada (with Microsoft-only extensions)?
Do they want "Ada for Dummies" and "Ada in 21 Day"
books to be published?"
Absolutely!! Since I use many Microsoft products, I do have a vested
interest in significantly increasing their reliability, etc. However, I
would switch to a competitor that sold similar products written in Ada. Any
negative marketing practices by Microsoft would be offset by the vast
increase in usage of Ada.
It must be emphasized, that SUN has been advertising its proprietary
language, JAVA, as a modern technology and IBM has stupidly to its own
detriment supported SUN's efforts.
From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Alexandre E. Kopilovitch
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 11:27 AM
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Subject: Re: Who wants to spell millionaire?
On Friday, February 25, 2000 7:21 AM, Steven Deller <[log in to unmask]>
> (For those that have been on Pluto and haven't even accidentally
> seen/understood the show, they ask increasingly difficult questions as the
> $$$ get higher. At least the Ada question wasn't for the full $1M).
I think, this explanation is exactly for me (because I live on Pluto),
>Then again, it would have been more encouraging if it had been the $200
Certainly, for you, as a participant of the Ada Marketing, it would be
if Ada language becomes widespread.
But I cannot understand the majority of Ada-Teamers who permanently and
loudly dream about the times when Ada will be used more often then C/C++ and
even Visual Basic. Do they really want to test Ada language immunity against
the wild forces of non-restricted world? Do they want a Microsoft Ada (with
Microsoft-only extensions)? Do they want "Ada for Dummies" and "Ada in 21
books to be published? ...Perhaps, I missed something important, looking at
all those discussions from my Pluto.
Alexander Kopilovitch [log in to unmask]