Breck Carter
Last modified: September 7, 1996
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The fRiDaY File, for September 7

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Consultant (n.): Someone who borrows

your watch to tell you the time and then

keeps the watch.


When setting a deadline always express it as

"the end of a month"

rather than giving a specific date.

That lets you say something like "Today is

February the 47th

and we got it done on time!"

And, of course, never ever say what



"The PowerBuilder": Equal parts

Cuervo Gold Tequila,

Absolut Vodka,

Malibu Rum


Creme de Cocoa.

Special thanks go to Bill Green of

Team Powersoft

who chaired the committee in charge of

this 1996 User Conference invention.


The Secret To True Happiness is to

lower your expectations.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,

and a job is just a paycheck.

And Dilbert is God.


Breck Carter can be reached by phone at (416) 763-5200 or via email at