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Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

SJ: How did the idea for Lotus Notes come about? RO: The Lotus Notes is story is one of those situations where I and several other people––the people who ended up being my cofounders—were exposed to a system that we couldn’t shake. It became an itch that we needed to scratch. He didn’t know what couldn’t be done.

Lotus Notes isn’t as hot a product as it used to be

David Weinberger

Dylan Tweney notes that Lotus Notes , which invented a bunch of the enterprise collaboration stuff we now take for granted, has become a drag on IBM’s revenues. Like most end-users of Lotus Notes, I used it primarily as an email program. Lotus Notes was noble software. Eventually.

The ineffable, the inexpiable & the inexpicable

Dave Snowden

In the early days it was all about taxonomies, making tacit knowledge explicit and implementing a Lotus Notes system to create Communities of Practice.

Of sandbanks and granite cliffs

Dave Snowden

Note we don't start with technology we start with finely grained needs. If you want a metaphor for this then think of a map.

Context, is well contextual

Dave Snowden

Note: Painting Salome by Pierre Bonnaud and that look so reminds me of John). Context came up again in my keynote to KM Europe. Reflections

Blog Post: E2.0 folks learning what KM folks learnt long ago

David Gurteen

I learnt this myself with Lotus Notes 1989 - 1999 (in fact it was one of the prime motivators for my moving away from technology and starting to focus more on the people side of things); KM folks then learnt it 1999 -2009 and now the E2.0 By David Gurteen Here is an interesting post from Gautam Ghosh entitled Driving Enterprise 2.0

Blog Post: Excel makes a poor shared database!

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Fifteen years ago or more when I was developing Lotus Notes applications I was often asked to take an Excel spreadsheet and turn it into a Notes app. Turning a spreadsheet into a Notes app was usually trivial and only took an hour or two but hugely improved the quality and accessibility of the information.

KMaus09:Day two practitioner Dale Chatwin

Dave Snowden

They had one of the early, and sophisticated Lotus Notes systems. Side bar here , Notes was a great KM system, a poor email system, but the idiots trying to compete with Microsoft on email rather than playing to the products strengths. Notes loyalists continue to challenge it. Attention increases in the audience.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He had been the leader of IBM Research since 1996, a position that John Kelly has now assumed. I have worked closely with Paul for many years.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

It’s an old concept, I know, coming from groupware, ( Lotus Notes anyone?) How does a remote knowledge Web worker keep up then?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Matter of World Views

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lotus SmartSuite has fallen to (and ISO26300). Lotus Notes is growing like Topsy and bringing in billions of dollars per year.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Lotus Notes runs on Windows. Dont Count On It. A number of recent events suggest a potentially significant evolution of Web 2.0 Web 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Welcome to Adam Smiths World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Does IBM worry about the job security of the Lotus Smartsuite service team ? A good advertisement for IBM Lotus Notes [link] , for sure, too.