Thu, 2 Nov 2000 12:01:26 -0500
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> from "Sparks,
Christopher B" at Nov 02, 2000 07:16:26 AM
Chris et al,
> It is a shame that I can't go to my boss and say "Look Ada is
> being used in Times Square!" Second hand word of mouth is
> not going to get the message to my customer that Ada is a
> "Good Thing" even though most of us know that it is.
> I am sorry but this upsets me a bit.
Me too. With luck we'll be able to get a clearer statement
in some form about the Jumbotron. Meanwhile we must live
with vagueness and frustration.
Chris, I hope your customer is as open about its use of Ada as
you'd like others' customers to be.
I'm not putting anyone down here; lots of us in this business
are subject to various kinds of nondisclosure agreements. In
my case, people trust me with stuff and ask me not to identify
them or give too many details (which might identify them!).
So I do the best I can with the info I can discuss, and keep
working behind the scenes to try and get more. I've gotten lots
of help and tips from lots of Teamers out there; y'all know who
Keeping this project summary website is a volunteer effort; I can
only succeed at it if I honor my commitments to confidentiality;
if I ever burn a source, I'll be persona non grata in a nanosecond.
And, of course, I also have a "day job" to which I owe some hours.:-)
We're all in the same boat here, folks.
> Chris Sparks