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(Fwd) RE: The ODTUG Lists [collaboration: IOUG-A & SELECT magazine articles]

From: Eric D. Pierce <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 09:41:17 -0700
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to: Oracle-L list members

fyi: see below for an excellent opportunity to be mentored by some of the "greats" in the field in how to write published articles (and also contribute to the building of outstanding user community organizations).


Thanks for not going ballistic. Peter K told me that only I would have had the gall to ask for articles on the ODTUG list. You are a true gentleman. I hope you didn't have to calm down too much before you write this version. :-)

Let me continue this thread a bit. Writing articles is great thing to do for yourself professionally. Beyond the exposure that you get and the increased marketability of your talents. I think the main benefit is that you really think through what you are writing about. With the books I have worked on, I can honestly say that the main benefit is what I learned while doing them.

Thee are two things you need to be successful in the business. You have to be good and you have to be visible. Writing articles helps you with both areas (and you don't have to stand up in front of a big group of people and present anything).

You don't need to be brilliant to write an article. Both David and I try to help new authors to get their articles ready for publication. All you need is the willingness to share your experiences with others.

Paul Dorsey
Dulcian, Inc.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf Of Oracle Development Tools User Group

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  Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 6:02 PM   To: Multiple recipients of list ODTUG-DEV2K-L   Subject: The ODTUG Lists

  To the Oracle community:

  As editor in chief of the ODTUG Technical Journal, I would like to echo my support for Dr. Dorsey's request for submissions to IOUG-A's publication, SELECT magazine. I believe that there is a veritable treasure chest of valuable material buried in the minds of our members waiting to be shared. It is well known that ODTUG has the finest collection of experts on Oracle tools anywhere in the world. This is made quite obvious by the fact that other groups come to the ODTUG list servers looking for help, answers, and support. It only seems right that we as a group should support our sister groups.

  With the number of subscribers to the ODTUG list servers, surely we can deliver enough quality material to our own publication (the ODTUG Technical Journal) as well as help other groups.

  The ODTUG lists are not intended for use as the vehicle for solicitation of any kind, but in the spirit of cooperation amongst colleagues, I urge all of you to refine those ideas for an article and send them in to SELECT magazine. If, however, you would like to see your material published in the technical publication targeted at Oracle tool users and developers, with distribution to more than 50 countries (making it a truly international publication), then send your content to or

  Warmest Regards,

  David Anstey
  Editor in Chief
  ODTUG Technical Journal

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  Oracle Development Tools User Group Received on Wed Sep 13 2000 - 11:41:17 CDT

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