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Wed, 6 Sep 2000 11:28:13 -0700
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Your characterization of the Embedded Systems Magazine
editorial policy is a little harsh.  I have found them
quite open to publishing my articles on Ada in the past.
In fact, one of my pieces, "An Ada for the Rest of Us,"
was first published in ESM, and then reprinted in lots
of other other magazines and journals.

I have met eyeball-to-eyeball with the editor and his
attitude toward Ada is more open than you might think.
On the other hand, those who most frequently contribute
articles to ESM are not Ada advocates and whenever I have
published something about Ada in ESM, they get letters
complaining about excessive coverage of what some of their
readers consider an "obsolete," "out-of-date," or "bloated
military language."

Also, magazine editors have to accomodate the interests of
the majority of their readers.  They do not get a lot of
requests for Ada articles, and the complaints they do get when
one is published tends to influence their editorial decisions.


Richard Riehle
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AdaWorks Software Engineering
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On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, W. Wesley Groleau x4923 wrote:

> > Ada being the topic of the Feature article in Embedded Systems Programming.
> > Either Sept or Oct issue.
> About time. Some issues of that mag seem to bend over backwards to pretend
> that Ada doesn't exist.
> --
> Wes Groleau