>I agree. My point was that the scare tactics are counter-productive in >that they cause many people to not take it seriously. Especially those >scare tactics that are designed to sell a solar-powered combination radio >and flashlight with a windup generator. Or like a "government agency >report card" designed to convince voters that their congressman is on top >of things. :-) Your message was immediately followed in my mailbox by a piece of SPAM "do you know that your computer is not year 2000 ready? You must have our $39 disk to fix it." Uh-huh. Scare tactics sell. That's why we'll hear and see a lot of them this year. The question is, can we (the Ada community) take advantage of this opportunity? Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to push the advantages of reliable, engineered software. For example, the vast majority of Ada software.