Hi, my name is Richard, and I have been the captain of the journey so far. A few words about me: I was born and raised in Oslo, Norway. In keeping with family tradition, I went to the United States to get a college degree, with pitstops in Toulouse and Lyon in France. When the internet exploded in the late '90s, I decided to get a second degree in computer science at the University of Oslo. The main focus of my career has been to create internet-based software products.
Like so many other software products, ClueMe was created to scratch an itch. What vexed me was that I kept forgetting basic knowledge I had been taught in school. Of course, I had no desire to remember the nitty-gritty details of crystal formation, but rather simple facts such as who Marie Antoinette was, how the periodic table is organized, when to use apostrophes and so on. Everyone has memorized these facts at least once before the age of twenty, yet they kept slipping my mind simply because I didn't make an effort to remember them. It certainly didn't help that most teachers never revisit a subject after it's been covered on a test.
The upshot was that after spending my whole adult life buried in books, I still felt pretty clueless, and it was not a good feeling.
After working as a programmer for a few years, I had the opportunity to do something for myself (a long-held dream). Instead of wasting time trying to come up with a revolutionary idea, I decided to make a simple program that would help me remember almost anything. And that's how ClueMe was born. Now I generally get my apostrophes right, I know how the periodic table is organized, and I remember that Marie Antoinette ate a whole lot of cake before her head landed in a basket.