Tue, 9 Nov 1999 12:50:24 -0500
> From: Michael Feldman[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To: Michael Feldman
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 12:00 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Paris Subway URL correction
> [said Wes]
> > > http://www.ratp.fr/index.eng.html
> > >
> > > Then click on Line 14 (Meteor)
> > To fix the broken link at the bottom of the Line 14 page:
> > Click on it, then (if your browser will allow) change the host IP
> address to
> > 126.96.36.199
> > No mention of Ada.
> No, of course not! In general, stuff like this is pretty thin on
> technical details, as they are designed for the general public.
> Something as deep in the techie details as the coding language
> would not even be on the radar screen of those who create sites
> like this.
> Generally we find out this sort of technical info if (only if)
> (1) the project does a technical paper at some conference or other
> (2) someone close to the project tells us
> Also keep in mind that these big transportation-industry companies
> are fiercely competitive and very unlikely to reveal much in detail.
>>> I have seen this same behavior with the Hughes/Raytheon CAATS
program in Vancouver.
>>> They presented a paper or two about 4 years ago, but since then,
> There are big bucks involved. (Potentially at least $3 billion in
> New York, though of course not all of that goes to software.:-))
> Mike Feldman