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Time to Move On

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paullitwin Paul Litwin          
About four and a half years ago, I was lucky to participate in the launching of Smart Access. During my tenure as Editor, I've strived to make this the best publication available for Access developers. Thanks to you and a fantastic group of writers and contributing editors, I think we've been able to accomplish this difficult goal. After editing Smart Access for four years, however, I find it's time to move on. Not that I'm actually moving on to anything new. For the past four years, I've been dividing my time between editorial duties, writing, development, and training. Consequently, my development work has suffered a bit -- there are only so many hours in the day. By stepping down as Editor, I'll be able to spend more time doing development work.
I wouldn't be comfortable leaving my post as Editor if it weren't for Peter Vogel. Peter, of course, is a familiar fixture in these pages. Peter has been writing the Working SQL column for the past several months, and previously tackled such thorny issues as the creation of runtime properties, and data warehousing. Peter will continue Smart Access' tradition of being the leading-edge Access newsletter. I won't exactly be dropping out, though -- I'll continue to contribute to Smart Access in a lesser capacity as a contributing editor. In fact, except for the names shifting around a bit, don't expect a lot to change, at least for a while. Smart Access will continue to cater to the professional Access developer. We'll continue to feature insightful solution-oriented articles, lots of great tips, an occasional review or two, and the regular Access World News column. And for the foreseeable future, we'll continue to include articles that cover both 16-bit and 32-bit versions of Access. In addition, Smart Access will continue to run articles that show you how to take advantage of the latest Access features. In other words, developers using both Access 97 and Access 2.0 will continue to be served by Smart Access.
So please join me in welcoming Peter as Smart Access' new Editor. Peter and I both thank you for your continued support.



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