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First, I’d like to say “Thank you” to David Gibbs, who kindly offered this opportunity to this year’s Board of Directors candidates. Having an open platform for all of us to share our views on COMMON can only be a benefit to the electoral process. Here we are, getting ready to celebrate COMMON’s 50th Anniversary, […]


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It’s time for the COMMON Conference once again … this time in Orlando Florida. This conference will be especially auspicious because it’s the 50th anniversary of the COMMON organization. If you would like to say Hi, stop by the MKS booth on the expo floor. You can also pick up an official midrange.com button. I […]

Editors note: This is the (hopefully) first in a series of posts by guest authors … all of whom are candidates for the COMMON Board of Directors. These articles will be posted in the order they are received, with no preference being given to anyone. I love the i and the Power platform and I […]

The year end is approaching fast … and now is the time to get those pesky charitable contributions sent in in order to be considered for 2009. The COMMON Education Foundation’s Al Barsa scholarship is a charity I consider well worth an investment … and I encourage you to send what you can. midrange.com has […]

Time for a little politisizing here … well, not really. With the COMMON conference a few months away, the COMMON organization announced the candidates for the next board of directors election. Running for the three board positions available are …

As I mentioned in a previous post, there are going to be a lot of major changes at the next COMMON conference … and some of those changes are having impact: Jon Paris & Susan Gantner are not going to be presenting. I know for a fact that Jon & Susan are extraordinarily popular and […]

I’ve uploaded a number of pictures from COMMON 2009 to Flickr. The URL is http://www.flickr.com/groups/common2009 If you’ve got any, feel free to contribute.

Well, I just got home from COMMON 2009 in Reno Nevada. This was a pretty significant conference … and for many reasons.

Are you going to COMMON? If not, why not? OK, yeah, COMMON is kind of pricey. Add air fare, hotel, & food to the conference fee and you’re talking real money (not quite $100M though <grin/>). Next question: Do you attend your local user group meetings? What about their technical conferences? Word of advice: If […]

The annual COMMON conference is just around the corner … this time in Reno Nevada.

Three significant things of note for this conference …

Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship
Board of Directors Elections
Presenting Sessions