Happy Birthday to The Journal!
On June 18, 1996, version 1.0 of The Journal was released.
At 18 years old, The Journal almost qualifies as one of my children. It’s certainly been most of my professional career as a programmer. =)
When I released The Journal in 1996, I had been using Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 as my journaling tool. I had 3 years of entries in monthly documents, which I had to copy-and-paste one at a time. The Journal’s options for importing have improved quite a bit since then (though, oddly enough, even today I would still have to copy-and-paste to import entries in Word docs; what’s up with that?).
The latest update of The Journal 6 was released earlier this month. You can see the details of this release in “The Journal News” section below.
One of the big changes in this release is in the license agreement. The Journal’s new “household license” allows you to have The Journal installed on any computers you own or are the primary user of–plus on any computers owned by members of your immediate family that live with you. (NOTE: This only applies to individual purchasers, not businesses.)