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