May 7, 2021


This project is split up into three entities: Enter, Maurs, and EnterMaurs.

The first is Enter, and that is where the project started. Enter is a mobile application for transcribing thought into written expression. Right now, in Version 1, we have features for users to write down their thoughts in plain text. In future versions, one can imagine the same principles applying to voice memos, rich-text, drawings, and beyond.

Next is Maurs, named after Marcus Aurelius. Marcus is the figure-head for Entering. If you don’t know, Marcus Aurelius was arguably one of the most powerful man in the world as the Emperor of Rome in early century AD, but more importantly he was a grand-master Enterer. We know this today from his book Meditations, which was his daily journal where he would write his thoughts down in pure written language. Every time I pick up this book, I am amazed at the thoughts that he had, and what he was able to do with his words to explore his philosophy or his ideas about life.

To be honest, originally the third entity, EnterMaurs, was formed because I could not secure for either Enter or Maurs on their own. So, I had to combine them. But, this turned into a happy outcome. EnterMaurs is us. It is the corporation and the community behind the vision and mission. It is the team that desires to enter the mind of Marcus Aurelius, and other great thinkers alike, to tap into their philosophy and how they used it.

You can think of Maurs as the philosophy, Enter as the tool/resource, and EnterMaurs is the animated story that plays out when you combine the two. EnterMaurs, therefore, has the goal to do more than just provide tools (even though we do that well), EnterMaurs has the goal to teach people how to use the tools, and to form a community that helps each other to Enter more.