Saturday, January 27, 2007

LotusSphere from the Outside

So, I just got back from Orlando, where I attended my first LotusSphere since 1999 when I left Iris. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Lots of talks, lots of labs, lots of parties...

It really didn't feel all that different. I still drank way too much, made a fool out of myself at JellyRolls and didn't get anywhere near enough sleep, just like I used to...

It was great to hook up with a bunch of old buddies and get a chance to make some new ones. It was sort of like going to your high-school reunion. Some people look exactly like they did 10 years ago, some have aged gracefully and some of us have aged ummm...less gracefully :-)

As an old Notes client jockey, it was gratifying to see so much attention paid to the client and the end user experience. I hope to write up my impressions on the technical side of what I saw, in a future post, but as a loyal employee of a partner/competitor, I never know what is ok to say.

All in all, it was exciting and I feel pretty enthusiastic about the future of Lotus software.

Stay tuned for more...


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