Daily Blog – John E. Johnson, Jr. – May 19, 2008: SOFTWARE UPDATES ARE SLOWING DOWN.

Have you noticed that a lot of software updates have slowed down, even coming to a halt?

This may not be occurring in every category, but it sure is in the image and video editing arena.

I used to see updates at least once a year. Now I am sitting on the same versions that I was last year, some even longer than that.

I suspect we are coming to a stage where software that has been around for a long time, just cannot be improved in ways that warrant an “Update” or “New Version”. The features that we need have been there for the last few versions. There is nowhere left to go.

I think this is a good thing. With every update, comes the bugs.

So, for once, I can sit back and just use the program. The bugs were fixed last year. So, now, everything is working, and working well. I mentioned that I built a new editing station computer a few weeks ago (with Sandy Bird’s definitive skill involved). The only thing that changed was the video editing speed. And that was compared to a computer that was five years old.

Finally, finally, we are reaching a plateau with no more high walls to scale. Maybe now we can focus on getting some work done instead of trudging through a learning curve.