01/23/2007

Lotusphere in Second Life

Category Technology
It's tough to be missing Lotusphere for the second year in a row. Like many people I've gone to every other one and now January and Lotusphere are pretty much synonymous. For various reasons, I am sitting home this year again reading everyone's blogs and trying to experience as much as possible vicariously. By reading the press releases and downloading the presentations in a month or two will get me most of the technical information I need, missing the Opening General Session is the biggest loss for me. Yes, the technical sessions are great, the labs and the networking are very important, but for me, the OGS always set the stage for the rest of the year. Just the ability to sense the mood of the audience and how the presentations were accepted has always seemed to foretell whether or not it will be a good year. I therefore came as a pleasant surprise to find that Lotusphere would be available on-line in "Second Life".

01/22/2007

Workplace

Category Technology
I chatted with a colleague today that is no longer directly involved in the Notes world and filled him in on some of the exciting announcements from Lotusphere. When I told him that I thought it was significant that IBM was no longer going to keep developing Workplace Messaging as an alternative mail platform, he remarked that "Workplace has become IBM's Iraq." Pretty funny and very true.

01/22/2007

No Excuses.....

Category None
OK, I dropped the ball and stopped posting 8 months ago. While it is hard to continue to write on a regular basis, it is particularly hard to start writing again once you have stopped. The longer the time between postings, the more you feel that to start up again you have to really have something important to say. So at least in my case, I just keep putting it off. But it is Lotusphere time again and for the second year in a row I'm not attending. So, like last year, watching/reading all of the liveblogging today got me excited and so I figured this was as good a time as any to start blogging again.

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