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Goodbye Singles, Hello Flying Car?

Last week the Singles (2000-2009 – I can’t bring myself to use the term N0ughties) decade was given a grand send off, and we’ve all taken some tentative steps into 2010. The future is officially here! And if there is one thing I’m very excited about, it’s the future :-) Can you guess why? Well it’s not because I’m finally getting my flying car.

Flying Cars - 1960's style

2010 - Flying Cars and Commercial Success for ZiZee?

No, it’s because something else seemingly fantastic (to me at least) has occurred. I’m now my own boss!

Late last year I gave up a job where I was getting paid well, had the respect of my peers and friendly work environment and interesting(ish) work. But I was not happy. Why? I guess a lot of people would be happy with my lot, but I had been harbouring a dirty little secret, one that had haunted my entire career. Something I couldn’t reveal to my employers – I wanted to be my own boss!

So after roughly nine years of working for someone else the stars have aligned and I have just started living the dream of turning my ideas into products. Products that people will love and make ZiZee a few bucks to keep this dream alive.

So, what does the future hold? Well, I’m no Nostradamus, but I’ll let you know that I am not going to hold my breath on having a flying car any-time soon, although I do wish all those trying to make this dream a reality the best of luck. What I do know is that this year is going to be a big one for ZiZee, with the following big milestones coming up in the very near future:

  • Launching a real website (this blog will be relegated to a sub domain);
  • Launching v0.5 of Zimmersion (along with its own site, learning resources and blog);
  • Unveiling of ZiZee’s new Logo (oooh, shiny!)

There will also be a lot of effort put into marketing to build interest in Zimmersion for beta testing and to get feedback from users to ensure I’m moving the right direction. I’m going for a release early and often approach, so as soon as Zimmersion is at a stage when it is going to be of use to others, I’ll put it up and people can have a play.

So I’m very excited about this year, finally seeing my dreams come to fruition – it’s going to be great and I’m really, really happy! That said, I’d still like my flying car please. A red one.

Happy New Year Everyone!

-Jimmy McGrath

What’s this year hold for you? Don’t be shy and share in your comments below!

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2 Comments

  1. Noodle says:

    Hello Jimmy,
    Sounds like a dream come true! Do you need beta testers for your product, Zimmersion? I’d be happy to help as this kind of thing is right up my alley! Being a Linguist and language teacher, I may be of assistance with any grammar problems you may encounter.

    Cheers.

  2. Jimmy McGrath says:

    Wow Noodle, that would be wonderful. Initially Zimmersion will be concentrating on being a vocabulary learning tool (so grammar is not Zimmersion’s focus atm), but I’m sure your skills will come in very handy. For any others interested in being a beta tester for Zimmersion, you can submit your email address via zimmersion.com and I’ll be in contact!

    Thanks again Noodle! I’ll be in contact soon :-)