Magic numbers

by Volker Weber

Same old, same old. Ed is reporting that Lotusphere is "bigger than last year". Of course the real numbers are "IBM confidential". Rinse, lather, repeat.

Lotusphere Online currently lists 315 pages with 15 profiles. 315 by 15 is 4725.

lotusphere 2007 profiles

Finding a person is not easy, since you can only browse through the pages and it takes 25 seconds for the next page to load. You may also guess a page number and jump there.


Can you no longer scroll down on that portal page and find a search portlet? It was there last week, anyway - not exactly intuitive, since it IS completely off the screen on my 1280x1024 screen. But it beats guessing how the alphabet converts into page numbers...

Rob McDonagh, 2007-01-16

There is a people search form in Lotusphere Online, but it's well hidden.

Jens Polster, 2007-01-16

Stop trying to find shortcuts people! This is what portal technology is all about: making sites “sticky“! They draw you in, and then they keep you there. That is deemed A Good Thing.


Ben Poole, 2007-01-16

Mmmmmm. Sticky! And they said Portals weren't sexy...


Rob McDonagh, 2007-01-16

Rats, my *smirk* above was wrapped in brackets and looked too much like html. Sorry, Volker...

Rob McDonagh, 2007-01-16

No need to apologize. The site eats all tags which are not allowed.

Volker Weber, 2007-01-16

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