The term "Musgravion" and Wikipedia

David MeegoDoug Pitcher on the Rose Business Solutions Blog had me laughing with his post The famous David Musgrave.

He has coined the term "Musgravion" to mean followers of my opinions and ways.

This came about primarily because of my dislike (read as hate) of shared customisation dictionaries (reports.dic, forms.dic etc) and my comment on his Unable to Open Customizations Dictionary post. I said to have a look at my post on the synchronizing method of Automating Distribution of Customizations.

What was funnier was that he used that term with a support engineer in Fargo and the engineer knew what he meant.

I pointed Doug's post out to a friend who asked when the term would find its way onto Wikipedia.  He thought it could be added to the entry on Dexterity programming language.

If that is not bad enough, my "friend" Mariano has put his take on the subject with his Are you a "Musgravion" follower? post.

All I can say is that I hope my ideas can help make your lives easier and that I am happy to be proven wrong if you know of a better way.


PS: Thanks for the laughs Doug & Mariano. 

02-Jun-2009: Fixed broken links caused by the Rose Business Solutions blog moving from to

Disclaimer: This post follows Musgravion principles and techniques as described in the Musgravion Doctrines. All rights reserved. (c) Copyright Musgravion Mind Control Enterprises in conjunction with Evil Genius Industries.

Comments (5)

  1. Vaidy says:

    Hey David,

    To prove your methods are less better than ours, we still have to follow certain “Musgravion Principles”. And ultimately, “Musgravion Principles” will be the first point of reference to all our GP Community.



  2. Siva says:


    I really loved your disclaimer… That was the icing on the cake… 🙂


  3. Leslie says:

    Musgravion Mind Control Enterprises, how appropriate.  

    I still hand out "Musgrave’s commandments for writing multilingual code" (as amended by you of course).

    Evil Genius Industries must have been behind the whole Dexterity 11 anouncements trick.

    As far as Wikipedia, it looks like they need just link it to your blog and then enough said!


  4. Leslie Vail says:

    It definitely needs a link to your articles on cross-dictionary work!

  5. David Musgrave says:

    Post from Jivtesh Singh at About Dynamics, Development and Life…/dynamics-gp-customizations-best.html

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