>to visit their local bookstores (the ones with big technical sections,
>anyway), and report back on the Ada "presence" there.
  I visited Computer Literacy in San Jose yesterday and saw 22 different
Ada titles on the shelves, plus one (a survey of some sort from 1994,
with discussions about 9X) on the "cheap book" cart.

> > Eloquently stated, David,
> >
> > With an attitude like this in the Ada community, ignoring Microsoft
>Has David Botton always been anti-Microsoft when it comes to his
>contributions to the Ada community?
  In case anyone has failed to notice, David has done *a lot* to help
Ada programs use/be used by MS's COM et al.  See www.adapower.com
or recent Gnat's.