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Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 1 Aug 2000 19:39:56 -0400
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David,

Another point that I've been trying to get across is COLLABORATION.
As you said, these conferences are expensive.  The SIGAda booth cost
$10,000, and shipping it around, paying for exhibitor space, and so
on costs.  Part of a solution is to collaborate and divide the costs.
At least it gets the Ada name out there, even tho the booth may not
be that of just one company.  At Tech Ed 2000, there were two other
companies sharing space in the IBM booth!

Rick
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Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
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-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Conn [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 7:14 PM
To: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: The Pocket PC - a platform where Ada *should* have a
presence


The registration fee for Tech Ed was $1,600 per person.  The cost
for the 300-some vendors had to be high, such much higher than others,
like Merant who co-sponsored the private party at Universal Studios.

As for the broad statement that they were a bunch of brainwashed
MSites, I had lunch at Tech Ed with senior managers and engineers
from places like Boeing, Connecticutt Life, and the like, who were
very serious about things like eCommerce and reliability and the DNS
(Digital Nervous System).  I also had lunch with techies where were
worried about bit-twiddling.

Rick
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Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
Reuse Tapestry


-----Original Message-----
From: David Botton [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 9:40 AM
To: Richard Conn; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: The Pocket PC - a platform where Ada *should* have a
presence


Do you even know what it costs to be part of Tech-Ed?

Besides, Tech-Ed is made up of a bunch of brainwashed
MSites who would never leave the comfort of the free
crab legs for something that actually had a little
beef on it like Ada.

David Botton


--- Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It seems
> there could have been at least one Ada compiler
> vendor with Ada compilers
> for Windows in a shrink-wrap package.



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