From the letters page of the latest Aviation Week & Space Technology
(November 3):


   Your Oct. 6 issue contained multiple references to the continued use
   of the "ADA" software language in the aerospace industry (p. 46).
   While it is gratifying to see that this technology continues to
   thrive, your references to ADA (the American Dental Assn.?) rather
   than Ada (Countess of Lovelace, for whom the language was named) are
   confusing. Not all words in the software vocabulary are acronyms.

   Ken Garlington
   Fort Worth, Tex.

Way to go, Ken!

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-- Mike Berman                              Team Ada list administrator
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