Peter Hermann wrote: Friday, March 30, 2001 2:50 AM

> is there a way to prevent annoying postings
> to our team-ada-mailing list?

Thanks for the feedback.  Sorry that you weren't curious about
what Shockwave had done.  Had you visited just the instructions
for the game you'd have seen that Shockwave.com used a
character *very* prominently named Ada to act as the "author"
of its instruction book on how to play its new Butterfly game.

I was hoping to elicit an answer of why she is named "Ada."  I
think it would be a great Ada success story if Shockwave.com
is not only pushing Ada's name out to millions of young people,
but perhaps even using Ada in its new game.  Might all those
butterflies be Ada tasks?  Probably not, but would be great
if true.  Seems that there is at least one Ada friendly
person at Shockwave.  It would be big news if someone involved
in programming that game did confirm that it has "Ada inside."

> I abhor "contributions" of "!!!!!!"-quality

The sloppy looking quality of the message, actually forwarding
the header of the message which pushed out the game, was to
show when and how it was pushed out.

> or malicious april_fool-type contents.

Nothing malicious in that post or the game, as far as I know.

Tom Panfil -- Baltimore SIGAda