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Gene Ouye <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 4 Apr 1998 15:19:32 -0800
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On Friday, April 03, 1998 11:41 PM, Riley, John [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> If any Rational asshole even reads this I'll be suprised. I don''t think
> they can even spell Ada.

I think you're pretty much correct here.  I too would be surprised if any
Rational assholes read your email.  I know of very few assholes who work
for Rational, the ones who make it through our hiring process don't last
very long.  And none of the people I know who work for Rational and can
spell Ada are assholes, so they wouldn't have subscribed to Team_Ada
anyway.    ;-)

Ad hominems aside, I want to hear what people have to say about Rational
and our Ada products.  Although you are not aware of it, I look for people
who are complaining about Rational's Ada products and I ask them what they
don't like and what they would do to improve things.  I listen to that
feedback and much of it has gone into our product planning.  We may not
have always been the best at blowing our own horn about our Ada involvem
ent, but Rational has never diminished their commitment to or their
investment in Ada.  I wouldn't be working where I am were that not so (my
license plate is still "Ada Guy").

Sure, Rational isn't perfect, nothing is.  If you have things to say about
what we should be doing to improve our products or otherwise, I want to
hear it.  We may not do everything you suggest, and the things we do may
not happen when you want them, but we will listen.

And please, no more about Grady.  If you knew him even remotely, you would
know how far off base your comments really were and deeply regret sending
your email.

Gene Ouye <[log in to unmask]>

Apex Ada NT Product Manager                     phone:  408-863-5054
Rational Software Corporation
18880 Homestead Road                            fax:    408-863-5075
Cupertino, CA 95014                             email:  [log in to unmask]

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