Category Archives: My Writing

A Reader of Reviews of your Own Books: To be or not to be?

All authors can be divided into three categories: those who read reviews of their books, those who don’t, and those that do and claim they don’t. It would be fair to say that all authors can also be divided into … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Journal: Managing Complicated Plot Developments

When you’re really on your  writing game, the words flow effortlessly from your mind’s eye to your fingers. But at other times, and especially if you’re working in a plot-driven genre, presenting the next developments in your narrative may be … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Journal: Linear vs. Scene Writing

Most fiction authors, I expect, start in the beginning of the story and write their way straight through the plot until they reach the conclusion, and certainly that seems to be the most logical way to go about the enterprise. … Continue reading

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New Reviews of The Alexandria Project (thanks!)

I’m grateful for the following recent reviews (you can find all of the Amazon reviews here) 5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing cyber tech & international thriller – great read!, May 6, 2014 By Phil – Verified Purchase (softcover) Combining … Continue reading

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 5: Open Standards

Read this book from the beginning One of the two articles of faith that Eric Kriss and Peter Quinn embraced in drafting their evolving Enterprise Technical Reference Model (ETRM) was this:  products built to “open standards” are more desirable than … Continue reading

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 4 – Eric Kriss, Peter Quinn and the ETRM

Read this book from the beginning By the end of December 2005, I had been blogging on ODF developments in Massachusetts for about four months, providing interviews, legal analysis and news as it happened.  In those early days, not many … Continue reading

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 3 – What a Difference a Decade Can Make

Read this book from the beginning In 1980, Microsoft was a small software vendor that had built its business primarily on downsizing mainframe programming languages to a point where they could be used to program the desktop computers that were … Continue reading

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