In a message dated 01-Dec-1998 08:45:51 AM Central Standard Time,
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<< View of computer or terminal near window. Dark outside.
Programmer behind it, with milk mustache and look of anguish.
Glass of milk in mid-air on the way down.
Cut to title: "Got Ada?"
Here's another 30 second commercial:
Three programmers working.
First two huddled over cluttered desk busy staring at monitor, checking notes,
acting apprehensive and distraught. Slightly disheveled clothing.
Third [Ada programmer] at clean desk. Calm, cool, collected. Neatly dressed.
Ada programmer turns off computer and gets up:
"Well, I guess you guys will be working late again!"
First programmer responds:
"What, don't tell me your done!"
Ada programmer respondes while leaving:
"Yes." [pause] "Good night."
Second programmer asks first:
"What's his secret?"
First programmer replies somewhat mournfully and/or jealously:
"He uses Ada."
Both turn to see monitor turn to blue screen of death with accompaning buzz of
One of them says:
"Oh not again!!!!"
Ada programmer driving home happy.
<insert appropriate Ada phrase here>
(c) Todd Coniam
p.s. Anyone whishing to use this in an actual commercial, please contact me.
p.p.s. Be assured I'm not greedy folks. I'd just like a little recognition
(and renumeration) for my idea.