• The "About" page always feels a bit like an ad in the personals, so here goes: 1000 Paces is a small consulting company specializing in web-based educational tools. We are located in the mountains of Western Massachusetts, where the rural meets the cultural. A strange mix of modern art, post-industrial small town America and agriculture helps keep us honest.

    This setting is certainly reflected in our professional choices and design aesthetics. We believe in tools that can be used without causing the user's eyes to cross. While being simple to use, the best tools also allow you to accomplish something complex, or even extraordinary.

    Wood Frame Post and Beam construction uses mortise and tenon joints to create incredibly strong, durable structures. Care must be taken to ensure proper fit and sound design, but the results are worth the extra effort. That's how we feel about software development. With proper care, thorough planning and extra effort, simple structures can be made strong and durable.

    1000 Paces carefully chooses the right instruments to accomplish our goals. Our choices are informed by our user's needs as well as our own. Our toolbox is a little out of the ordinary, but we believe in these products and feel they share many of our own values. Click on a badge to learn more about the tools we use, and the people behind them.

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