I was moaning about MS Access again the other day, this time particularly about its charming manner of blocking on even the whisper of use leaving others who want to gain information from its sordid depths unhappy and mewling. During this sustained rant I was forced to deploy that startling geek catchall the ‘fine grained system of permissions’. Robert naturally disagreed commenting that ‘it is a fine grain’, ‘the problem is it’s only one grain’. Quite.