Was that a rallying cry or a curse?
but would I have blogged it if it was a curse? <chuckle>
Rally vs. Curse?
Well John, if you are micro and soft, than I suppose its a curse. If you're an I.T. director looking to keep costs down and solutions up, its a rally -- but if you're a consultant who's watched this industry for more than a decade, its a statement of the obvious. ;-)
The comment itself is nice but the first comment is even better. Just had a picture in my mind, Ambuj sitting in his office cursing that old flagship. Maybe it is all different now, who knows?
I do not share his opinion though.
... "Lotus Notes will live forever, except on the Macintosh", did he?
(Not that I'm sounding like a stuck record or anything!)
But.... he didn't mention that it will be on life support :-)
It will just be called Workplace Rich Client :-)
Lotus products never die! They just fade ...
I think you'd turn "free puppies" into "inexpensive way to loose sleep and have to clean up poop!" :-)
How come the client piece is being called IBM Workplace Rich Client and not IBM *Lotus* Workplace Rich Client?
Yeah, you guys are right about the Notes being absorbed into Workplace. I've just got back from the Workplace 2.0/Websphere Portal seminar (dubbed 'The Future of Lotus' or some such) held today in Sydney and I've got to say... if you were going to upgrade/replace the Notes Client(s) these two offerings are definitely a great way to go!!
... why would Dr Goyal say this?
Would blatantly lie, or perhaps he means it will live in the same way as Smartsuite does, or Discovery Server, or Domino.Doc, or Lotus Workflow, as the living dead - condemned by market reality to exist forever as the playthings of Ed's slideware.
Whatever, he certainly does not mean Lotus Notes will live forever.
but there has in fact been a forward commitment to Notes. Notes 7 is in beta now, Notes 8 has been committed, and general indications have been made that there will be more Notes after that.
Domino.Doc just had a new release to 6.5.1. SmartSuite - in its current form, sure, not much action there. Discovery and Workflow are still active products as well.
Not intention to be grumpy.
Of the music from the movie "Highlander" ?
(Cue lots of naff highlander references..)
---* Bill "I look like Sean Connery" Buchan
Nah Bill - The theme from fame was being played at the time!
..."Who wants to live forever" by Queen, no? Great movie song.
It is true Lotus Notes lives forever... I mean try to kill the damn thing and it leaves all these other tasks running... oh... you mean he did not mean that... oh well errr... ok then.