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Knowledge is Power

I get a kick out of going to conferences. It’s a lotof money out of pocket, and, as a consultant, it’s a whole bunch of days withno cash coming in. But if I’m going to stay current in the information … Continue reading

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Jargon

I just ran across another example of something that,in the technical writing field, is as common as trash. I was reading a bookthat was obviously aimed at an audience that was unfamiliar with a particulartechnology. The author, however, was using … Continue reading

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Its Time

THERE’S one question that I get asked a lot when I’mworking with Access developers: I call it “The Question.” Back in December, forinstance,I was in England and was invited to drop in and do a presentation atthe London Access User … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Database

I was presenting at theDevConnections conference in New Orleans last week, when one of the attendeesapproached me to discuss a problem. The attendee’s company had created quite alarge application using Access. They were now running into problems because thenumber of … Continue reading

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It’s Good to Have Friends

The secret of producingsoftware with the minimum number of bugs at the lowest cost has been known forsome time: structured walkthroughs. While other techniques and technologieshave all had their proponents and successes, nothing has delivered significantimprovements in quality improvement at … Continue reading

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