Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

This is part of my exchange with the brilliant Ray Ozzie, who recently stepped down as Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. Ray has been thinking about social software for as long as just about anyone, so I had to ask him how those ideas had evolved over time. ]. SJ: How did the idea for Lotus Notes come about? But on the software side, we were all exposed to things that ultimately we’d get used to in the Internet.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. Not because of trying to keep up with the Social Web, whether internal or external, although it’s been a bit of a painful experience so far, but mostly because when trying to do a good number of different things, interactions I cannot longer feel that sense of being productive, nor effective.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? What sort could such software bestow? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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