Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work...

- Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet

Information Overload Solutions

Since the conception of the Memex, computer technology was supposed to make us more productive. Are we there yet?

Solutions taking form

We specialize in:

  • XForms and web forms, including scripting when needed
  • Cross-browser technology
  • Effective use of XML, W3C and OASIS standards, and open source
  • Personal content management
  • Technical writing, speaking, and training

Our consulting client list includes: IBM, Verity, Snapbridge, Netfile, World One ATM, and an international financial services company. We've worked on commercial and open source projects alike.

Attic Prose

XForms Essentials from O'Reilly

At·tic - adj. Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit.

We also take pride in our writing, including an O'Reilly book, numerous articles, and even occasional technical fiction.

Our writing client list includes XML Journal, IBM developerWorks,, and more.


Brain Attic clients always get immediate assistance and unique benefits:

  • A collaborative relationship, delivering measurable value
  • Better up-front design for powerful, future-proof software
  • Better technical decision-making through expertise in XML and related technologies
  • Improved buy-in toward development of requirements, specifications, and running code
  • Access to a wide range of contacts related to the W3C, XML, and Web Services to leverage information standards when appropriate
  • Uncompromising honesty and moral conviction

We also work extensively with open source projects, with additional benefits:

  • Improved relationships with outside interested parties and volunteers
  • Additional media coverage through technical articles and publications
  • Representation at technical conferences throughout the year
  • Publicity of progress and momentum through a public weblog

Contact us to get started.