> ..... Thus we are presented with the following possible impression: > > There's Ada work available. > There's no Ada talent available. > > leading people to potentially conclude: > > We better not stake our future on Ada because we won't be able to > get Ada talent. However, the rest of your response raises the following questions: Ada companies save money by reducing time and defects. Ada programmers who do that for them are alleged to be hard-to-find. Why aren't they willing to apply some of those savings to making Ada programmers less hard to find? Or, how are the non-Ada shops making so much money on lower quality that they can afford to pay C & Java hackers so much more? For me, plumbing or carpentry or farming or any Ada salary (above subsistence level) is preferable to working on a project that's more than fifteen percent C or C++ or dragging my family to a new city every other year. Maybe that's why Ada shops won't pay more--they know there are guys like me out here bringing down the property values.