It was very intriguing to read Stanley's oblique message half an hour ago &
really not know why it was posted, and then 5 minutes ago have my wife call
me into the living room where she was watching "Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire" to watch a guy pass up a chance at $.5M by answering the
question "The computer language Ada was named for the daughter of which of
the following poets?"  He thought he knew but wasn't sure, passed & walked
away with the $.25M he had already won, and then Regis made him say what he
had been thinking.  He would have been right!  I think that's as
encouraging as the fact the question was asked.

Almost as an ad for Ada on the Super Bowl or finding shrinkwrapped Ada
compilers at Comp USA?  -hh


Stanley Allen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Is this finally the publicity that will lead the Ada language to
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>Will the unwashed 'average' program now spell "Ada" correctly
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>Will game-show contestents begin to study programming language history?
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>Is Regis Philbin going to start asking questions about Chapter 13 features?
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>Was this a question on the original (British) version of the show, and
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