Groupware hug: Lotus Notes turning 25

This coming Sunday marks the passing of 25 years since the initial release of Lotus Notes, known today as IBM Notes. In marking the 15th anniversary 10 years ago, I spoke with Ray Ozzie about the earliest days of Notes and the subsequent acquisition of Lotus by IBM. Here is a slightly shortened version of that interview.  

Do you ever get tired of talking about Notes?

That’s funny … I don’t get tired of talking about it depending on the conversation and which way it’s spinning. … I get a chance to surf off of it into my current passions and what I’m talking about now and I hope it doesn’t sound like the song that nobody wants to hear. I’m passionate about computer-supported cooperative work, writ large. I hope when people are asking about Lotus Notes that that is really what they’re talking about.

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Network World Paul McNamara