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Way back in 2008, as a very young company, Cogent had it's first crack at building a software product. With several GTD enthusiasts on board that were frustrated with what the market offered, we tried to address that problem with Runway.

Technically, we were very happy with Runway. It pushed the boundaries of what was happening in web applications at the time, including processing some simple text syntax for tasks and supporting heavy use of keyboard shortcuts.

In hindsight though, we were naive about the process of creating a startup. We had virtually no experience in starting a business online, so went for a "build it and they will come" approach.

To the people who came, we thank you. It was great to have a small community of users who engaged with us. We hope that many of you found it genuinely useful.

Sadly (but unsurprisingly) though, the hundreds of users never turned into thousands, or tens of thousands, or more. A business model never magically emerged, and Runway didn't generate any revenue for Cogent. Without any ongoing improvements or marketing, active usage dried up.

Given that, the time came to turn the lights off and say goodbye to Runway. Cogent has moved on, and we're now creating other businesses for ourselves and our customers. Our eyes are open far wider now, and we learnt a heck of a lot along the way.

Thank you to all of you for giving Runway a try.

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