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Wed, 7 Jun 2000 09:28:48 +0000
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>The only forum we have for those of us who are Ada enthusiasts
>with an interest in promoting Ada is Team-Ada.

There is of course c.l.a. Although it's noisy, there are quite often some
stimulating discussions (aka flame wars) on the benefits of Ada over C/C++/Java
etc that tend to overflow into other newsgroups. Because of that, I personally
see c.l.a and Usenet in general as a better forum for *promoting* Ada than

>I am not one of those who thinks print ads make that much of a difference.

They may not make a lot of difference, but they can certainly make some. It's
also not necessarily specific adverts for Ada products that would help, but for
those products that support Ada (e.g. Rational Rose) as well as other languages,
to be a bit more upfront about their Ada support. I get the impression sometimes
that certain companies are embarassed to admit that they support Ada.

>We need more.   We need products written in Ada.  We need some of
>the Team-Ada members submitting articles to IEEE Computer and other
>IEEE publications.  We need papers published in the ACM publications.
>We need stories of problems solved using Ada in Dr. Dobb's.

These are all interesting points, but I am sure many of us are not paid to spend
time writing papers and articles, and don't have the free time available to do
it in. Perhaps people who have already written papers that may be of interest
should consider submitting them to a wider range of journals? I cannot remember
the last time I saw an article promoting Ada in any IEE (not IEEE) journal, so
perhaps that would be a place to start.