"For me I had left Corel a few weeks back - the plan was to take 3months off, then think about what I was going to do. A few days after I had set out to take it easy for a while, Bill Tidd who was still working at Corel dropped me an e-mail - hey way back when I was using hotmail, this crazy free email service people would say - Bill:"Fred I have this project gaining huge momentum, can you come and work for me" - I didn't think for one minute he was serious, I had just spent several hours on the phone with him literally a few days ago, to talk about why I was leaving etc. Bill Tidd is one of the best guy to work with, smart as hell, and straight shooter. I couldn't believe he was asking me to go work with him again, didn't he get it I was done with Corel and the corel craziness. Next thing you know I bring up the idea to Claude Montpetit, "Claude it could be a way to get started on developing a product", Claude was out or almost out of Corel at the time. So I started making a few phone calls, Francis, then Stéphane, it was just like putting the school ban back together! For the next month or so I was traveling between New-Hampshire and Ottawa on a weekly basis. We finally settled in our existing space in October - a huge 500sq/ft - we're now more than 10,000sq/ft as a reference. So we settle in in our nice space, and the third week we get broken into - the thieves took just about everything, luckily we still hadn't received our brand spanking new dell machines yet. So our home machines got stolen. BTW at the time for connectivity we had an ISDN line 64kbs, our laptops were great machines Eurocom with 64MB of ram, with the random page fault because the two mem sticks weren't the same brand... Great souvenirs..."