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Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
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Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 17:30:07 +0200
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Some people seem to think that _any_ publicity is better than none.

I am not sure that this is correct, but it would be nice if we could get
more people to know that Ada (the language) exists, and that Pascal, BASIC,
and Java (and COMAL :-) aren't the only programming languages in the world.

Is there some sort of "publicity package" for promoting Ada (the language)
in connection with Ada (the lady)? I am thinking of a few posters about the
life of Ada ending with the "real message": In 1995, Ada gave name to the
worlds first standardised object oriented programming language (or something
like that).

It is ofcause neccessary to focus on the lady, but even a short mentioning
of the language - and a chic pointer to a web site - would help.

These thoughts were inspired by the Danish Filmhouse annonuncing that they
are going to show "Conceiving Ada" (directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson).


PS: I have changed my .sigs to include some more Ada-positive comments. I
    will include all of them here for comments. Is there reason to expect
    that some of them will be counter-productive?

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