A few weeks ago, we were exhibiting Accordance at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.
MacWorld Expo is always exciting for many reasons, but for me, the best part is seeing the reactions of the people to whom I demonstrate Accordance. There are plenty of "Oohs" and "Aahhs" and "Wows," but my favorite reaction is the incredulous look which seems to say, "It's crazy that you guys even thought of all this!"
I wish I had a dime for every time I've been asked why we would develop Accordance as a Mac-only program. Why in the world would we neglect ninety-percent of the computer users out there to focus on such a small minority? Why would we eschew all those potential sales to serve such a "limited" market? The answer is simple: We aren't out to take over the world, we just want to create Bible software which is "insanely great." And where except on the Mac can you create insanely great software?
I'll leave it to you, our users, to judge whether Accordance really qualifies as "insanely great." Still, whenever I get that "you guys are crazy" look, I tend to see it as an affirmation of insanely-greatness. It is an indication that we have met a need our users may not even have been aware that they had.
Interestingly, it is often the little things that elicit the crazy-in-a-good-way look. But that's a subject for another post . . .