I've been using Lotus Notes for a few years (Since R2) and over the past 16 years, Notes has become the core of my information, communication, collaboration, and action management systems. I started using Notes back in the days of 2400 Baud SmartModems. One of the reasons I used, recommended, and deployed Notes for my clients at the time was because it allowed people to work locally (off-line) and it hid the fact that the modem technolgy was slow and phone jacks were hard to find. (Remember, this was back in the days when you had to carry screw drivers and alligator clips with you to the hotel.) I was reminded of this when my colleague pinged me in SameTime, from 30,000 feet:


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Keith Collyer (http://methods-and-music.blogspot.com/): 10/19/2009 12:34:16 AM
What’s cool and what’s not

Reminds me of the time we were on a family holiday in Uganda and on the way to the safari park my wife was using her Blackberry and commented to the effect "How cool is this, being able to use my Blackberry miles from any major town in a third world country?". My response was, yes, being able to do it is cool, doing it is not ;-)

Eric Mack (www.ica.com): 10/19/2009 9:24:02 AM
re: What’s cool and what’s not

Yes, it's pretty amazing to think about the transparency with which we can now access our information anytime, anywhere. I remember attending Bill Gate's "Information at your Fingertips" presentation at Comdex in the early 90's. Looks like we are there - and beyond... (In those days, he probably used alligator clips in his hotel suite, too.

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