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Happy Birthday Notes and Domino ... and now for something completely different

Mat Newman  December 7 2018 13:19:10
On this day 29 years ago, something magical happened.

A group of visionary technologists unveiled to the world a software application that was to revolutionise working together, and the way people communicate, collaborate, and co-ordinate. NOTES; The application that Ray Ozzie and Tim Halvorsen of Iris Associates had successfully pitched to Lotus Development Corporation's Mitch Kapor a few years earlier had achieved "Gold Build" status on the 27th of November 1989, and was publically released on this day 29 years ago, on the 7th of December.

Figure 1: Happy Birthday Notes

Famously, Ray himself tweeted a summary timeline of it's development and release a couple of years ago, and makes for a fascinating read: https://twitter.com/rozzie/status/540560319396196352

For most of Note's history I have been involved with the product in one way or another, first as a developer, then a consultant, administrator and educator. A few years ago I became an IBMer, responsible for driving the growth and adoption of IBM Notes and Domino in South East Asia, and more recently as part of the World Wide team helping deliver to market the latest release of Notes and Domino 10 as part of our IP partnership with HCL Technologies.

As I have been evangelising during the past 12 months since we announced the HCL relationship, I have never been more excited about the Notes and Domino family than I am now.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT:


"IBM and HCL Technologies today announced a definitive agreement under which HCL will acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2019, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews." You can read the full article here: https://newsroom.ibm.com/2018-12-06-HCL-Technologies-to-Acquire-Select-IBM-Software-Products-for-1-8B

More details about what this means for our Customers and Partners will be released in the coming months.

Suffice to say, it's an exciting time to be a Notes and Domino guy :-D


Comments

1Adrian Randall  12/07/2018 14:55:11  
Happy Birthday Notes and Domino ... and now for something completely different

So everything will go from a LUG to a HUG ... Gold 😬

2Mat Newman

12/07/2018 15:50:14  Happy Birthday Notes and Domino ... and now for something completely different

@1, Adrian: LOL, BRILLIANT mate 🤗💛

Mat Newman IBM Champion

3Chris Hudson  12/08/2018 9:17:26  
Happy Birthday Notes and Domino ... and now for something completely different

Soo... when's the inaugural AusHUG being held??

Mat Newman

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