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> 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
> >
> >   212.208.0.201
> >
> > 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,
nothing.

        >>> Joe

> 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
>

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