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I wrote the TQ Questionnaire Automation system in 1984 to automate conversations.

TQ was first developed to do psychiatric interviews with touch-sensitive screens. A patient could answer questions by touching their answers. Touching Questions. Psychiatrists were able to create interviews which could assess the urgency of a patient's needs.

Food companies used TQ to collect opinions and analyze data about foods. Food testers used touch screens to give their opinions. A facility could have dozens of terminals collecting information at the same time. After the testing was complete, results were immediately available.

Testing Laboratory
Test Kitchen

In 1988, part of the TQ system was adapted for a mass market. Business Planning was chosen as the topic for development. The DOS version of "Success Inc, the Powerful Business Plan Writer" was released in 1989 through a publishing arrangement with Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

In 1991, the windows version was released and "Success Inc" was published and distributed by Dynamic Pathways Company. Through the 90s, it was available, along with other Dynamic Pathways' TQ-based products, on store shelves all over the world. The Russian version of Success was part of the "parastroika" that swept communism away with free enterprise. The TQ System helped to bring peace and prosperity to customers everywhere.

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The secret of Questionnaire Automation is based on a philosophy that matches digital capabilities to the analog processes of human thought.

  • First, a Presentation (or questionnaire) is created. 
    It may be very simple, or use many branches to cover many possible interactions.
    It may include a series of simple presentation screens, or it may include topics that have interactions.
  • Then, it is "Scheduled" for presentation.  This can be on a stand-alone computer, a networked computer, or through the internet.  The keyboard, touch screen, mouse, bar codes or even pencil and paper can be used to answer the questions.
  • Presentation can be on the internet, an intranet, or on an independent workstation.  Answers can be stored at the web site, at the workstation or on a floppy disk.  When the presentation is created or when the respondent is presented the information, there is no need for any kind of familiarity or computer expertise.
  • A TQ Analysis system uses reports, statistics, and graphics to characterize the results of one or many people's answers.  Many TQ system presenters may only want to use the system to organize and display the information.  Others may want complete analyses to determine the significance of the grouped answers.

Best of all, the entire system, whether it was for  one person or if a presentation was for a million people,  was designed to require no service.  It was entirely written by one person over 15 years.  No troublesome tools were used as a foundation of the mass produced presentation engine.  All versions are 100% compatible, so data collected from a desktop Windows computer or on the internet could be printed, grouped or compared... even if a survey was collected in 1986! 

  • Marketing
    Compare groups statistically

  • Sales
    Present products and gather information from customers

  • Business Planning
    Shrinkwrapped products
  • CRM
    Customer Relations Management. Keep in touch and even provide after-sales support automatically.

  • Education
    Teach and test

  • Human Resources
    Gather resumes and applications. Inform employees. Interview.

  • Project Administration
    Track specific topics from different workers and keep posted.

  • Professional Practice
    Gather information from clients and patients, and present information at the same time. Diagnose and Interview. Speed Paperwork.
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