In the last few week we have received two comments on the blog as well as on Facebook that didn’t only criticize our software or business behavior but also directly insulted us as persons. While we usually never moderate comments or threads in our user forum ((/redirect.php?id=principles text: see e.g. our business principles title: Read our business principles)), I did in these cases. So please feel free to discuss our software in our user forum, but please do so in a friendly and fair way. Thank you.
Since its founding in 2002 DEVONtechnologies is committed to protecting the environment. DEVONtechnologies donates on a regular basis to the World-wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and encourages everyone to switch to renewable energy sources. I personally receive my electricity from a local waterpower station, Christian, our chief engineer, is just building his new house using a heat pump and other state-of-the-art technology. (more)
Last Friday, Mar 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a catastrophic earthquake followed by a tsunami and the melt-down of at least two nuclear power cores with yet-unknown effects on life in the region. Official sources report more than 10,000 people dead and more than 500,000 homeless, but as of today the concrete number of victims is still unknown. (more)
While working concentrated for a last release (no, not just another 1.0.x update for DEVONthink To Go) before Christmas, we here in Europe also take some time off to enjoy the great advent weeks where the streets are beautifully illuminated and most towns and cities open their Christmas markets. Like ours here in Ludwigsburg, Germany: … (more)
In January DEVONtechnologies has joined the efforts of many independent software companies to help the victims of the earthquake that destroyed most of Haiti’s infrastructure on January 12, 2010, and made tens of thousands of people homeless. This week we have received a letter from Doctors Without Frontiers that I would like to share with you as it were the software licenses you purchased in January that enabled us to help. Thank you!
As you may know our support hero Bill DeVille lives in Brown County, Indiana, USA. On his numerous tours he likes to takes photographs. And this one I just had to post. Seems no matter how good our AI core will become, we have lost the game before it started 😉 … (more)
This Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010, Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, was struck by a catastrophic-scale earthquake. The International Red Cross reports that as many as 3 million people are affected by the quake; tens of thousands of people have been killed, likely up to 100,000 or more. (more)
Global warming might not be easy to stop but if you want to send a personal signal that you care, consider joining Earth Hour and switch off your lights for one hour this Saturday to cast your vote. This project is supported by the United Nations, the European Union, the UEFA, the Olympic Commitee, and many more.
This morning a 17 year old boy killed ten pupils, three teachers, and three other people in his former school in Winnenden, less than 25 kilometers from where I live and work, north of Stuttgart, Germany. Me, my wife, and our children are spending this evening disturbed, watching the news and talking about the unbelievable.