I'm Aza Raskin @aza. I make shiny things. I simplify.

I'm VP at Jawbone, focusing on health.

 

What’s That Music?

We’ve had a number of people ask us what that awesome music is in the background of our demonstration movies. It’s a song called “Chick A Boom” by Mocean Worker. Mocean Worker has long been a favorite at the Humanized office and Chick A Boom has been at the top of Andrew’s list for as long as I’ve known him.

It was with considerable surprise that Mocean Worker gave us permission to use his song. In exchange, we will be working in collaboration with Mocean Worker on a little project for his upcoming album. Stay tuned.

While I’m on the subject of thanking people, there are a couple people and projects that have been extraordinary in helping us get Enso to launch.

First and foremost, we would like to thank Naz Hamid. Naz did our website and our branding, which we feel is not only a paragon of design, but also matches our philosophy to the T: it’s simple, elegant, and doesn’t get in your way. But Naz did much more than just give Humanized its visual style. Naz spent long hours with us sharing his battle-earned wisdom, showing us spots with uncommon food, and doing iteration after iteration to satisfy not only us, but the much-harsher taskmaster: himself. He’s the sort of designer that soaks in everything you say and then gives you what you want, instead of what you thought you wanted.

We would like to thank all of our beta testers for helping us through the myriad bugs and compatibility problems that have been squashed to allow Enso to do its magic. In particular, we want to thank John Harris, Vitorio Miliano, and Salvatore Insalaco for giving us spectacularly heroic bug reports.

We would be remiss if we didn’t thank the open-source community for all the software that went into building Enso; especially the Python community for Python (thanks Guido), and Freetype and Trac for being bastions of hope for programmers everywhere (their quality of code restored Atul’s faith in humanity). We also owe great thanks to VMWare for making a set of indispensable tools (among other things, it enabled Andrew to develop Enso even while working on his shiny new Mac).

We would like to thank Stacey St. Rose, formerly of the Oxford University Press (OUP), and Oliver Baird, currently of the OUP, who worked late into the night reviewing Enso Words. Thanks also to Pim, who has served us lunch at the astounding Thai Linda Cafe so many times that she knows our orders before we do.

And finally, a very large thanks to our families, who have supported us even during the bleakest of times (and Chicago winters can get very bleak). In particular, we’d like to thank our parents for all their help:Aza’s parents Linda Blum and Jef Raskin; Atul’s parents Ashok and Hemank Varma; Andrew’s parents Ryan and Claudia Wilson; and Jono’s mother Rene Silinis.

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Linda Blum

Thank you for the nice words, Aza. It has been a sad and wonderful journey from the conception of Humanized and Enso to the introduction of the product. I know that Jef would be very pleased with what you, Andrew, Atul and Jono have accomplished. A humane company, environment and product.


What, no love for Cairo?


Just while your talking about music is the any plans to perhaps add a “Play, Pause, Stop, Next Track” etc into Enso launcher?

I know i would use it allot and would benefit from its availability in your software.

Thank you.

Harry McLaren

PS. Need any BETA testers?


Hi Harry,

Good question. We in fact do have plans to do just such a product! You shouldn’t have to wait to much longer.

Also, you can sign up for beta testing here.



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