The last few months I've been trying to keep up on reading comp.lang.ada again...
It seems like the percentage of Ada newcomers is a lot higher than it used to be.  Is it just me, or have others noticed this as well?
I don't mean the ones that are obviously homework questions.  ("Yeah, you just happen to really need a program to {bubble sort, play tic-tac-toe, find prime numbers}... right...").
Quite a few seem to be, well, not professional programmers nor educated programmers -- for example, they don't seem to know the difference between a computer, an OS, and a language, and think whenever they express a solution in a PL that all the facilities they're using are somehow provided by the PL.  You know what I mean...
Yet people at this level are trying out Ada.  Either they have not been exposed to the false myths about Ada, or they have decided not to let everyone else do their thinking for them.
Is this significant?
"Please discuss..." :-)
-- mark
P.S.  For some the term "newbie" has a derogatory connotation -- I don't mean it that way at all...