There's been some discussion of the article on comp.lang.ada My favorite is the bar chart of academic use, which rises steeply for several years, then is flat for a few. The authors explain the flatness by academia's resistance to change - never mind the initial steep part of the graph! It seems to be quite full of bizarre statistics, projections, and comparisons (Ada gets a score of 5/5 on type safety, C++ a score of 4!) And, as pointed out, it seems reliant on the (rather old) web site www.adahome.com But at the end the editors do say a future article will offer an opposing view. I'm curious to see that.