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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