2009 was a good year. I finally got the first beta of Behold out. Although the beta has a few kinks to work out, I know I’ll clean those up in short order and we’ll be on our way to version 1 that will lead into version 2 and editing.
I couldn’t have been more pleased and surprised to read that yesterday Tamura Jones gave Behold an “honourable mention” for the 2009 GeneaAwards in the Most Improved Product of 2009. RootMagic 4 won that category and they definitely deserve the top honor with all the improvements they’ve made this year. See the Awards at: http://www.tamurajones.net/GeneAwards2009.xhtml (note: Internet Explorer cannot view the page. You’ll have to use a browser like Firefox or Google Chrome).
So what can I say about the next decade (and I know there are purists who don’t believe the next decade is starting, but personally, I find the “1″ in “2010″ quite significant). Well, if I might be so brash as to predict that by then, most people would have got rid of their “good enough” genealogy programs, and we’ll have had a significant number of computer genealogists migrate from their inefficient forms based systems to the friendlier and easier word processing model that Behold will introduce.
Ten years from now, I should have succeeded to have gone through my boxes of family data, and have them all entered (using Behold) into a complete and very useable personal family history. I can hardly wait.
I wish each and every one of you a healthy and happy New Year and many more after that.