Tue, 24 Nov 1998 15:14:57 -0500
Richard Riehle wrote:
>The slogan is not intended to persuade anyone. A slogan is intended to
>interest, not convey information. The expression, "More is less" comes
>to mind. One could even consider the use of a slogan that has nothing to
>with Ada's reliability or safety-critical features. Many successful
>have deliberately avoided saying anything important about their product.
> Find romance with Ada.
> Ada, soybeans, broccoli: good for you. good for your system.
I agree, and, along these lines, we could try a variation on the title of a
current popular movie:
There's something about Ada
I could even imagine a graphic of the lady Ada with her hair done in a
Cameron Diaz-style upwards forelock :-)
(Interestingly, there was a systems implementation language named Mary that
was designed in the mid 70's and that had a bit of a cult following before
falling off the radar screen. I'm a bit surprised that Mark Rain, Mary's
designer (and a consultant on the initial Green language), hasn't attempted
to use the movie title as a way to rekindle interest in his Mary.)
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