Monday, 7 May 2012
What about the software business?
Okay, so as I posted last January, I reached a burn-out point and basically refused to even talk about software, or invest any more money it. And we haven't. Well, maybe a little. But our focus (well, my focus) has been on getting finances under control and paying down debt. Mike has been a good boy and did not start any new initiatives on the software. Andy was also busy working full-time as a consultant, which actually made us money as opposed to paying it out to him. I began to breathe a little easier.
Now, I'm not saying I'm freaking out or anything. So far, there have been no large requests for funds (a couple of small ones). But I'm also very skeptical. I've earned my skepticism. I'm not being discouraging either.
I am being told that Andy, using existing code, has created a new, deceptively simple application that actually works and can be sold for easy download to a market with a demand for it. He did it in three days. While on the road in his camper. What is it? It's not something a lay-person would understand or need so I'm not going to try to explain it - even I barely understand it. Doesn't matter. It does something cool and necessary for those enterprise document management people, and several immediately offered to beta test it.
Mike won't be quitting his consulting jobs anytime soon, but let's see what happens shall we?