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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Refined

Yesterday I mentioned that sometimes it's better to just go with what's good enough. Not everything needs to be polished. That was because, yesterday, we shot a short little video. We wanted to share some Catalog news. We didn't need a full-blown production.


New Core Tips

Today, I'm flipping to the other side.

Over the weekend I was able to watch a 50 minute documentary about a company I respect. Blizzard Entertainment releases things when they feel they are ready. And not a decade before.

Granted, Blizzard doesn't hold to an April release every year. <smile>

Sonlight is committed to getting you the latest and greatest each April. Some of our updates, unfortunately, take longer to implement. So, sometimes products are released in April, but not available right away. That's because sometimes you have refine something before you release it. It needs to work. It needs to wow.*

Here's the deal: We are scrambling to get something up and running--let alone, refined--for April 4. It needs to be ready. It needs to work. And when we get it refined, I believe it's going to wow:


Find Your Program

But we're less than three weeks away.

We could really use your prayers. We need wisdom to know how to make things clearest for you and then translate that into code, images and text. We need speed and clarity to solve the problems we continue to discover. Thank you for being part of the Sonlight family. I appreciate your prayers.

While we continue to build and refine, if you have any questions between now and April 4, please chat with a Sonlight Curriculum Advisor. Refined technology is great. But nothing beats one-on-one personal assistance.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

*Pun only slightly intentional.

10 comments:

littlehouseofpenguins said...

Blizzard might only release a new game once they think it's perfect... i.e. it takes them many years (how long did I wait for the new StarCraft? Eek). But they also release frequent patches and updates. That's not so very different from Sonlight having released its basic product, and then having changes, upgrades, new IGs, changes to the activities, etc. So I think you're all good. :)

Yara said...

Oh no... I purchased our core at the end of last year (December) because I happened to have Christmas money then & wanted to be sure we'd be able to use Sonlight. Now, I'm gonna be missing out on great new stuff : (

The Reader said...

Very cool! Now -- will the Core Tips CD be available for separate purchase, or ONLY available w/purchase of a Core or IG????

(you're going to tell me to wait for my catalog, aren't you......?)

Praying the other stuff gets finished in the 3 wk time slot.

Joyfully @ home said...

Oh I wish it was webpage access or a download! I only have a notebook and it doesn't have a CD-ROM drive. And my comp that does can't access the internet. :( So the links part wont be too helpful, but I'm excited about the rest!

Luke said...

Penguins, that is a great point. I hadn't really thought of that. Still, Blizzard does hold off on patches from time to time as well. But, you're right, I know they feel the crunch as well <smile>.

Yara/Reader, if you have purchased a corresponding IG/Core, you will have the opportunity to get the CD. Cool, eh? <smile>

Joyfully, if I remember correctly, we are going to work to make it available over the web as well. I'm just not sure when we will have all that set up.

Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!

~Luke

solomani said...

Another Blizzard fan. Awesome :)

Luke said...

Totally <smile>.

~Luke

Yara said...

Sweet! See, that's why I <3 Sonlight : )

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

This looks cool Luke! Very cute video too!

Luke said...

Thanks, Yara and Jennifer! <smile>

~Luke


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