Burton Roberts

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Burton Roberts

Hi Garry

I have been absent from the Access community for a few years as I plunged into .Net when it came out in 2001 (or was it 2002?). I recently learned WPF, WCF, Silverlight, and even started programming in C# just this past year. (When I saw Ken Getz at a conference late last year and told him I had finally switched to C# he called me a “traitor”!)
So, I haven’t done much new programming in Access except that my main business (school-aged child care) still runs on the Access program I wrote in the 90’s. I still find myself writing new features, queries and reports in it as my business demands. I keep telling my partner I am going to rewrite it in .NET with SQL Server, but I never get around to it, because no one cares. This thing just works, and I can’t justify the hundreds of hours it would take to redo it.

Anyway, it’s great to see that you have bought Smart Access. It was thrill to page down and see that my old articles are still living on some of those old covers. I miss the old community. But I’m thinking of coming back.