From the letters page of the latest Aviation Week & Space Technology (November 3): WHICH ADA DID YOU MEAN? 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! The letter may be found electronically at http://www.awgnet.com/aviation/aw_lett.htm#headline1. -- Mike Berman Team Ada list administrator -- [log in to unmask] "Someone's gotta do it ..."