Your summary of the article is very interesting.

I did a brief search on "COTS Magazine" and found little of interest.
There does appear to be a "COTS Journal."  Can you tell us more
about COTS Magazine and how to find it?

Bard S. Crawford,
  Author of "Ada Essentials: Overview, Examples and Glossary,"
  a compact volume available in three forms: printed book, pdf
  file, and a collection of browser-based web pages.  See
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