Todd Coniam writes:

>Later when asked, "Can the products be good if they implement a
>language that's not good?", Mr. Stonebraker replies:
>
>  "I was just observing that good languages -- Java and Ada --
>  were designed by a couple of very smart people, and you get
>  much better results that way."
>
>Just a little tidbit, but as we all know a little can go a long way!
>(Too bad he had to slip in Java too ;-)

Yes, I see the emoticon, but I think the fact that _two_ languages
were mentioned gives the quote more validity, since it seems less
of a hidden-agenda political remark.

Larry Kilgallen