October 24, 2004
a year since
On the plane home, I worked out the details of my decision. Immuexa, our six year old software & website service business would need to close to new clients to focus on internal product development (which we did). I’d have to learn more about the semantic web, writing down what I found in a blog (which I started a month later). I’d have to take on a new business partner (which I did). We’d have to find a way to fund at least a year of development (which we did). But most of all, we’d have to brace ourselves for an arduous journey: big goals on a small budget.
We started “Project Realize” two months later, and since then, our all-out effort to build Tidepool & Storymill has been quite a toboggan run. Today I’m writing our “Endgame Roadmap” for the team. Here’s a peek:
Now’s the time to bring it all together, surfacing code that’s been hidden, making things more solid, polishing the edges, presenting our case on the website, so we can then properly unleash our efforts on the world.
In other news, the 1st FOAF Bingo game concluded a few hours ago. Congrats and thanks to all who played. The end was a real slugfest for third place. Top honors go to “benja”, “crschmidt”, and “pzerkle”, who eeked past “mortenf” at the last minute. See the website for standings.