A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own.
RIP, CPN, I’m going to miss you.
No idea why they folded. The software was a joy to use and a great way to work with digital data. The outlines, the notebook metaphor, so many great ideas.
Hmm, although there were warning signs months ago — and I did get a couple of comments about its looming end (e.g., here). But still surprising and devastating if it actually happens.
Anyway. I’m going to grief for a while, but I’m also going to plan how to get my data out of the CPNs and into another program. I guess I have time until I get another mac that uses a version of OS X which CPN does not support. But to be on the safe side, I’m going to start looking for alternatives soon (somewhat constrained by being currently swamped by work).
Perhaps I’ll use Omni Outliner, perhaps I’ll use another solution. But to look at the positive side of things(*), I’m forced to think about my infrastructure again — in an non-superficial manner. Who knows, it might actually lead to an overall improvement.
But damn, one of the lynchpins of my information infrastructure just died. Something with which I have made a lot of happy memories — mostly creating stuff.
And thank you CPN for all you allowed me to do. Including one diploma thesis, one dissertation thesis, two books (one of them a pretty good book), and lots and lots and lots of other stuff.
(*) Not much can faze me today. It’s been one of those days …