My friends Paul and Anita Towner just gave birth to a real baby girl a short few days/weeks ago. My own daughter Roxanne just turned 1, and Georgia turns 8 this Friday.
And so the circle of life, and software, continues. I have shipped at lot of products at this point in my career. I've stopped counting, but major versions of major products from major companies number around 20, I would say, and that doesn't even count minor products from teenie little startup companies.
I've been here before. It feels the same. It's scary. I hope the product is good, and serves the users well. I know we put a lot of work into it, and shipping it is kind of like the beginning of a human life: we've prepped and eaten right and worked hard to give birth to the product, but now we have to feed it and care for it and teach it a few things. And so we will.
If you stumble upon this blog and have no idea what I'm talking about, and have still read this far into it, please look on our home page, www.fiveacross.com to see what it's all about. Unless you found this through a search engine time warp and it's several months or years later, in which case I can't tell you what you'll find on the home page -- maybe version 4.0 of InterComm, our darling little baby in high school already.
Forgive the sentimental nature of this post. Just go download the software and try it out...