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From: Steven Deller <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 12:02:55 +0100
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On Friday, February 25, 2000 7:21 AM, Hal Hart [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] wrote:
> It was very intriguing to read Stanley's oblique message half an hour ago &
> really not know why it was posted, and then 5 minutes ago have my wife call
> me into the living room where she was watching "Who Wants to Be a
> Millionaire" to watch a guy pass up a chance at $.5M by answering the
> question "The computer language Ada was named for the daughter of which of
> the following poets?"  He thought he knew but wasn't sure, passed & walked
> away with the $.25M he had already won, and then Regis made him say what he
> had been thinking.  He would have been right!  I think that's as
> encouraging as the fact the question was asked.

Then again, it would have been more encouraging if it had been the $200
question.

(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).

Regards,
Steve

Steven Deller, Apex Ada Marketing
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