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Rick Duley <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 Aug 2000 07:15:03 +0800
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Hi Teamers

        Rick Conn wrote:
  1. Ada books are gone from the shelves.  Zero.  I read into this that
     computer stores and book stores no longer find it profitable to
     carry them.

        By way of comment, in 1992, '93 & '94 I checked the two major technology
bookshops in Perth looking for Ada books (out of prurient interest, of
course ;).  In each year the count was _zero_.  In each year the store
management (1) didn't know what I was talking about and (2) benevolently
treated me as mildly brain-damaged when I told them that ECU was using Ada
as it's primary teaching language and that, therefore, it might be an idea
to carry some titles.

        Rick, I don't think the pulse has changed much - but at least we're still
breathing :)

Rick Duley
School of Computing & Information Science
Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley
Perth, WA 6052, Australia
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