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. And there was this thing called Notes that did e-mail, personal notes, and discussions, group notes. [More in the series of excerpts from the conversations in my new collection, The Innovator's Cookbook.

Twelvetide 20:01 Acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

The SECI model was then one driver and it came along with the growth of scalable computing, Lotus Notes and the like so making tacit knowledge became a fad and a pretty significant one.


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Of sandbanks and granite cliffs

Dave Snowden

Popular approaches to taxonomy and most Communities tend to assume too much stability; something enforced by excessive use of Sharepoint just as a decade or so ago we had over rigorous use of Lotus Notes. All the projects are then examined for common elements which include the use of technology. Note we don't start with technology we start with finely grained needs.

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 To my mind, the lesson: "Don't implement a technology tool (impose it on people) and expect them to see the benefits and use it. By David Gurteen Here is an interesting post from Gautam Ghosh entitled Driving Enterprise 2.0

Workplace learning in ten years

Harold Jarche

To set up a collaborative work space for our clients, Lotus Notes was one of the few options. In the intervening decade I wondered about some of the technological changes. The LCB Big Question for March is, What will workplace learning look like in 10 years? I’ll start by going back 10 years to my workplace and see what is different from early 1999: I was still using a paper-based Day Timer, so I can’t quickly see what I was doing at that time.

Context, is well contextual

Dave Snowden

Now my background was decision support; I had designed and built systems for that, written my MBA thesis on the subject and generally was fascinated by the human aspects of decision making in the context of technology augmentation. The popularising distilled an academic research paper into a series of simplistic recipes that combined with Lotus Notes to create a whole movement which is still around to this day albeit in a much diminished form.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

Thus how much of a dependency would we have on our social technologies providing offline / local access, so that we could do our work, even if connectivity would be poor to then replicate or sync back to the server(s) with our data. It’s an old concept, I know, coming from groupware, ( Lotus Notes anyone?)

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Posted by: kid mercury | April 11, 2007 at 03:39 PM The tension between companies that are both platform and application providers (think Microsoft and Oracle) and the ISV's that build applications on their platforms (think Lotus and Salesforce.com) isn't unique to Web 2.0. Lotus Notes runs on Windows.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Matter of World Views

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Lotus SmartSuite has fallen to OpenOffice.org (and ISO26300). Lotus Notes is growing like Topsy and bringing in billions of dollars per year. Does technology hold a promise of addressing this issue of what Stephen Colbert calls "truthiness"?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Welcome to Adam Smiths World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Rapid advances in microprocessor technologies in the late 1980s opened the door for new competitors to attack the mainframe with less expensive, client-server , UNIX and PC-based platforms. Does IBM worry about the job security of the Lotus Smartsuite service team ?

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

By 2003 it was becoming obvious (well, to people like Clay) that while the Internet made it insanely easy to form a group, we needed help — built into the software, but based on non-technological understanding of human sociality — sustaining groups, especially now that everything was scaling beyond imagination. The conversation proceeded along several technological and social forms simultaneously. The Web was social before it had social networking software.

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