I asked for feedback from the MacGenealogists who ordered the first CD. Many of those who had received them responded in comments on the article or in personal emails to me. Thank you all for your input. Some have yet to have a look at their CD, but offered to give me feedback when they do. Thank you all in advance. All the feedback has been helpful in identifying improvements for future volumes.
The most common improvement request was to make a CDs that are program specific (i.e. all Reunion 9 for Mac, or iFamily for Leopard, or MacFamilyTree) while also including generic topics like the finder and such. I’ll do this next time, so volume 2 will be focused on Reunion 9.
I’m considering putting larger versions of the videos on the CD. The size of the videos I publish to this site is 720 x 450. I’m thinking of putting 1080 x 676 (50% bigger) videos on the CD. This would make the detail in the video more prevalent. I’d love it if you’d share your thougts on the matter in a comment on this article.
I’d also like to hear from those of you who chose not to buy a copy. What would it take to make it valuable enough to you that you buy one? What kept you from ordering? I’m going to send a free copy of the volume 1 CD to someone who didn’t order, but leaves a comment about why. Make sure you’re registered on the site or fill out the email address field when you comment so that I can contact you if I choose you as the winner of the free CD.