It was at the end of 2014 that the idea of “system” was proposed, when Dennis, Ken and I were having dinner and talking together. Though it was still general, vague in nature at that time, everyone was excited for the brand-new system without border that we were talking about. We expected to create a system that is applicable to most scenarios and allows anyone to join in working, studying, growing, sharing, etc. We aimed to pool the wisdom of everyone, while making this wisdom serve everyone.
Later on, Ken and I formally joined CNOOD in May, 2015, and began to go all out in the R&D of the system. However, the process was not quite smooth initially. Many functions had to be re-developed several times due to insufficient communication about users’ demands. On September 22, 2015, we finally released the official version—and also the fifth version we had developed—of the system. We felt excited and uneasy at the same time. On one hand, the system we conceived eventually came out after numerous refinements. On the other, it still had a number of deficiencies and imperfections, and we were not sure whether or not it could stand the test. In any case, as long as it began to provide service, we should make it go on infinitely.