Time for a New Challenge

Posted by Kirby Turner on April 28, 2005

I read an article that talks about how e-mail is becoming an information database for people. I have been thinking a lot about this over the last year as I have become more dependent on the information stored as e-mail. I keep most e-mails I send and receive especially those related to White Peak Software. I keep every e-mail sent to and received from my wife. I keep the receipts from online purchases, and so on. I even have archives of e-mails that date back to the mid-90s.

It has reached a point were managing all this information is a struggle. Programs I use no longer meet my needs for managing the information I wish to store. And while certain add-in products for the program I use help, I still feel like there has to be a better way.

I have traveled to the far ends of the web searching for a program that will meet my needs. I found many programs that satisfy certain requirements but I have yet to find the one product that addresses all my needs. Or even 80% of my needs. What’s a poor software developer to do?

Well, this poor software developer has decided to take on a new challenge and produce a product that will satisfy the requirements I have for personal information management. This is by no means a simple task. This is not the type of program that I can crank out in a week or two and hope to start selling. The reality is that it will probably take a year or more to be as feature rich as I would like. But I believe this is something that White Peak can produce.

Fyi, the decision to produce this product explains why I have been toying around with Delphi over the last month. I personally believe there is no better development language for Windows development then Delphi.

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