Lotus Notes is dead – Steve Gillmor

The obituary: “Notes was killed by inventor Ray Ozzie, 45. Ozzie entered the Notes space on the Ides of August — Aug. 15, 2002 — armed with Version 2.1 of the Groove collaboration platform and its new peer-to-peer e-mail functionality. Notes, already weakened by years of assault by Microsoft and its Exchange/Outlook team, was finished off in recent days by Ozzie’s commandeering of another growing collaboration model: Weblogs.”

Says Ozzie: “I’ve experienced enough to have become convinced that a witch’s brew of revolutionary personal communications tools — IM, Groove and Weblogs — and their evolutionary mutations and outgrowths, collectively represent the ‘post-eMail’ world.”

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Rajesh Jain

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