ssharkins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 11:36:16 CST 2013
> 2. "What is also obvious is that we are failing to attract new minnows. > It's > possible that this is because the pool of ambitious Access power-users is > shrinking." > > Those two points go to the heart of the matter; Access is a mature > product, other products have moved into it's niche, and as a result no one > is doing anything new with it. > > For example, why is not anyone talking about Azure or Access web > databases? Because no one (or very few) are doing anything with them. > Most > of us have moved onto other things, so there is nothing new to talk about. > Tony's comment of "Nowadays new Access projects are drying up faster then > the Sahara" is spot on. It's not just here either, but everywhere. > The > Access TA on EE was one of the top traffic areas since 1996 until 2011. > Now > it's not even in the top 50 of the most active. And I see the same thing > everywhere. Anything that has to do with Access has dropped off the > cliff > in the past couple of years. ===========I live in a very small Access cave, so my contribution to this discussion is small, and ... probably askew. I can only go by my readers' needs and questions. I receive no questions about Access. When I publish an Access tip or article, no one comments. They're not even viewing the page. Now, that might be because I'm not giving them what they want -- a very likely scenario. But no one's asking for anything either. I can't really draw much of a conclusion, but Access was once my bread and butter. I didn't stop writing about it because I wanted to -- but because publishers no longer wanted the content because subscribers no longer paid for it. Susan H.
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