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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Okay, let me get this straight.  In he last copule months you've
written-



On Fri, 7 Jul 2000 06:56:35 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
 >
 > At work, I'm leading a charge to go with Microsoft for our
 > Ground-based Data Systems for aircraft.  It will reduce our
 > development cost, the customer (the Air Force, in this case) wants it
 > to reduce their maintenance and training costs, it will help our
 > retention (because software engineers see it as adding value to their
 > resumes), and it fits the domain.

Visual Basic has reduced maintenance costs?




 > On Thu, 6 Jul 2000 00:51:15 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
 > I made an honest attempt to find a way to adapt this infrastructure
 > while satisfying everyone, including the 5% that does not use
 > Microsoft technology, and did not find a solution in a reasonable
 > amount of time.

So Microsoft products won't adapt to non-Microsoft products.  How was
it that Microsoft complies with standards?



On Sun, 2 Jul 2000 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
 >
 > No problem ... I've seen this message myself from time to time.  The
 > communities are very busy, and sometimes the server hiccups.  I found
 > that if I just wait a minute and try again, it's back.

So apparently software that fails "from time to time" is fine?


On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 16:53:52 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
 >
 > Some of us had 3 hours worth of Chat Room time non-stop without
 > interruption.

So 3 hours of uptime is good?




On Thu, 20 Jul 2000 05:50:49 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
 >
 > Eloquently stated, David,
 >
 > With an attitude like this in the Ada community, ignoring Microsoft
 > with a dwindling customer base is like telling people to leave you
 > alone and let you play in your sandbox.

Has David Botton always been anti-Microsoft when it comes to his
contributions to the Ada community?



On Mon, 31 Jul 2000 06:46:04 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> The pulse looks pretty weak,

So Ada is dead and we should use something else, Visual Basic perhaps?



On Tue, 30 Nov 1999 23:24:39 -0500 "Richard  L. Conn"<[log in to unmask]>
wrote-
 >
 > Visual Basic is available in three editions, each geared to meet a
 > specific set of development requirements. The features available to
 > you depend on which product you have purchased.

How does this differ from a Microsoft advertisement?  Does Microsoft
pay you?  Did I accidently subscribe to team-microsoft?




Okay, I think I know where you're coming from, now the only question I
have left, why are you subscribed to team-ada and not team-microsoft?



I don't know about everyone else, but this endless stream of Microsoft
advertisements is getting old.  I subscribe to several trade rags.  I
already see all of the advertisements and press releases.  I don't
need to see them parroted by you on this list.



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