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John Apa <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Dec 1998 16:03:18 -0700
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I agree it's a good point to make. But at the same time we have to be
careful saying things like "Windows Software that won't crash." It's not
always the applications that cause the crashes, and we can't fix the OS
without a rewrite. WinAda2000 or AdaWin2000. The name alone is

John T Apa                      [log in to unmask]
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:  Dale Stanbrough [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Tuesday, December 15, 1998 3:34 PM
>To:    [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Re: Choose Ada flyer
>At 2:50 AM +1100 16/12/98, Jeff Burns wrote:
>>I just read an interesting article that said the best marketing
>>campaigns answer customers' questions in the order they ask them until
>>all their questions have been answered satisfactorily.  This is a
>>process that removes barriers to sale.
>>Also, there is a perception among some people that Ada is a dead DOD
>>language and this will be tough to overcome.  Their question may be:
>>am I betting my career on a declining language?  It may take answering
>>this with testimonials from managers who made the tough choice to go
>>with Ada, succeeded, and it helped advance their careers.
>I don't know if my last post got through, but i think we should ride on
>the back of other success stories, and link Ada to very successul "here
>and now" software.
>Windows is a curious beast - it and the software that runs on it is often
>criticised for being unreliable, yet it is regarded as the defacto
>operating system. We could pull these threads together and use them to our
>        Ada - for reliable Windows 95/98/NT software
>        Ada - for Windows software that doesn't crash