After 16+ Years of Nearly Continuous Development, My New Online Course — Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency — is Now Open for Enrollment!

After more than 16 years of nearly continuous development, I'm proud to announce that my first video training course — Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency — is now open for enrollment.  

It would be an understatement to say I'm proud of Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency. I’m more than proud — I’m ecstatic. And, I'm tickled that more than 150 Mac users have already enrolled!  

This has been a dream of mine for over a decade and I'm just getting started! Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency is merely the first in a series of video training courses; I expect to have three or four more available next year.  

This new venture got me thinking about when, exactly, I was first bitten by the video teaching bug... So, I've been poring through my archives to determine the very first time I wrote about teaching via video and I'm pretty sure I've discovered the oldest known artifact:

So, here is the story of how it all began way back in 2001…

Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency — The Origin Story

The NBT ("Next Big Thing") Recording Company never came to be, and all that remains of that proposal today is the cover page and a low-resolution QuickTime demo.

I'd love to share that demo with you, but I was consumed with such incredible hubris in 2001 that I used Survivor's, "Eye of the Tiger" as background music.

What can I say? I was dead certain that Bob-O-Vision was going to be “the next big thing,” and our millions of dollars of VC funding would let me license any music I cared to.

Boy, was I wrong.

I sent the proposal and demo to every vulture capitalist I could find, as well as book publishers, CD and DVD-ROM publishers, movie studios, television networks, and everyone else I thought might, "get it.” 

But, nobody got it. 

The demo infringes on Survivor's rights and the silent version sucks eggs. So, here's the next best thing—a series of screen shots from the Bob-O-Vision demo circa 2001 (click to enlarge):


It took another 16 years for me to get it right, but I think I did. Check out Working Smarter for Mac Users: Improve Your Efficiency and see for yourself.

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