September 4 2008
These were interesting tweets to see today:
I've known for some time that David is a fan of Lotus Notes, but this is the first time I've heard of him endorsing Notes in a forum like the Office 2.0 conference. Watch the video...especially about 16 minutes in...
"In terms of what we do... we probably have more Lotus Notes databases than staff".
At 17:30, the moderator asks him why he is such a fan of Lotus Notes. "Using it to 5% of its capacity...the idea was, we can build a collaborative way to share information in a distributed form..." and he goes on and on. "Notes has gotten better...the UI used to suck...they've gotten a lot faster and slicker". As an engine, it's a phenomenal tool".
Thank you, David. From the Twitter tweets and other reports on Office 2.0, I know you influenced some skeptics who haven't looked at Notes in many years, and all of us in the community really appreciate your straight-up honest assessment.
While I'm not a GTD methodology user, those that do tell me that it's a huge tool to improve productivity. Eric Mack, who many in the community know, has been working with GTD and eProductivity. I'm looking forward to Eric's forthcoming eProductivity application. GTD and Lotus Notes are natural companions, and from the demonstration and early code I've seen, eProductivity brings the two together in a way that makes both become more valuable.