IBM has made Lotusphere presentations available for download

by Volker Weber

ls 2008 presentations

Track One: Futures And Innovations
Track Two: Application Development
Track Three: Planning And Managing Your Collaboration Infrastructure
Track Four: Best Practices
Hands On

Click. Unzip. Enjoy.

Update: IBM has misplaced the files now and the above links return 404 errors. Your IBM contact may be able to help you find them.


Did they mean these to be available without a password? If so, that has to be one of the quickest reversals I have ever seen from them. If not, ouch!

Ben Langhinrichs, 2008-01-31

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-31

Smart move IBM Lotus. Thank you.

Bruce Elgort, 2008-01-31

OK, I guess I have to agree. Smart move, IBM. Thank you! (Now, I wish I could keep updating links to the updated slides and demos)

Ben Langhinrichs, 2008-01-31

This would explain them asking Ben to remove it so they can track the downloads

Chris Miller, 2008-01-31

In case it wasn't clear, I was being ironic (or trying futilely, since I am still American).

Ben Langhinrichs, 2008-01-31

Wow, Volker .....

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Volker Weber, 2008-01-31 00:03

And who says you're always negative about IBM on this site?

Andrew Pollack, 2008-01-31

Now either that shows the power of the community working together, or IBM always had this planned.

If Volker is right and the latter is true, then wouldn't it have been easier if IBM had just told us this was going to happen? Also, I wonder if the promised MP3 recordings will be made available to the wider world?

Stuart McIntyre, 2008-01-31

Thank you IBM !!

sean cull, 2008-01-31

Thanks IBM! Thanks Volker for the Link!

Christian Kube, 2008-01-31

Oops - lots of 'Http Status Code: 404' now.....

Nick Daisley, 2008-01-31

Looks like IBM has misplaced the files now.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-31

Pesky files, always going missing.

Ben Langhinrichs, 2008-01-31

Do It Wrong Quickly: How the Web Changes the Old Marketing Rules (IBM Press)

...I'm just sayin'

Andrew Pollack, 2008-01-31

Pesky files, always going missing.

Absolutely. Once you let those silly files out on t’internet, who knows where they’ll end up… ;o)

Ben Poole, 2008-01-31

Ben, someone must have left the terminator off that old ethernet again, and all the files fell out.

Andrew Pollack, 2008-01-31

Nah, the token went missing on the ring.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-31

I knew I should have downloaded the internet before something like this happened.

Ben Langhinrichs, 2008-02-01

Ben, when you learn how, could you help me. These guys were no help! ;-)

Alan Lepofsky, 2008-02-01

Sorry,i can not download the Lotusphere 2008 presentations zipped file.

Please check it.



zh leo, 2008-02-01

Sorry Leo, I’m right on it. I will see if I can restore the links from my back-up of the internet taken on the 30th.

Ben Poole, 2008-02-01

Ben, the irony part really is getting better :-)

Christian Kube, 2008-02-01

Ben P. is british. 'nuf said?

Volker Weber, 2008-02-01

Yep. Home country of Monty Python.

Christian Kube, 2008-02-01

From Ben's blog:
"Volker was just being clever, realizing that there was no security set on the HTML directory where the zip files were stored. He decided to act as if that was intentional, but since there is no link to those files outside of Lotusphere On-Line, it is quite clear this is jut incompetent security rather than intentional sharing. But sometimes, if you act like a thing is so and nobody comes along to argue, it is so. So far, nobody has come along to argue."

Well done IBM. Defeat stolen from victory once again...

Stuart McIntyre, 2008-02-01

No way - you don't think they did this on purpose?

Volker Weber, 2008-02-01

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