Do you know what this is?

by Volker Weber




Julian Buss, 2008-08-11

I am trying to find somebody outside of the echo chamber. :-)

Volker Weber, 2008-08-11

As i also read Alans Blog - Yes i do.

Thomas Klein, 2008-08-11

Nope. Is something launching today?

Ben Poole, 2008-08-11

I must admit that personally I would have chosen another title, it's not clear for outsiders what the "118" means. For that reason we used the term "Weltweiter Lotus Tag" for our german blog entry :-)

But you have to consider that this is nothing IBM related, it's a spontaneous idea from the Lotus community. ..

Julian Buss, 2008-08-11


Christian Tillmanns, 2008-08-11

Yes I do. I'm not sure why anyone outside of the echo chamber would know about it, but thank you for mentioning it here. A link would have been nice as a way of helping promote the idea, but alas. So, what are you doing to participate?

Alan Lepofsky, 2008-08-11

118 - Surely nothing to do with the wonderful, privatised British directory enquiries services, which all start with 118?

110 might have worked better - Ye110w - That would be 1st of October (assuming dmm format).

And surely 118, in the American vernacular, would be the 8th of November, not the 11th of August?

Chris Linfoot, 2008-08-11

110 is the german emergency phone number (like 911 in the US) ;-)

Karsten Lehmann, 2008-08-11

@Chris - We recently found out there are other countries in the world, so we're trying to become familiar with the peculiar ways they communicate (says the guy from the place where they claim to speak English...). :D

Rob McDonagh, 2008-08-11

What I am doing, Alan? I give you the opportunity to bitch on my site. Do you suggest I start promoting vendors in this space?

Volker Weber, 2008-08-11

Bitch? Seems like my comment above is thanking you for mentioning it, hence the words "thank you". As for promoting vendors, this is not an IBM thing, it is about the Lotus Community, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with you promoting that.

Alan Lepofsky, 2008-08-11


Hanno Zulla, 2008-08-11

I'm sure Volker meant pitch as in "pitch the idea" instead of bitch. The p must be beside the b on the German keyboard.

Wayne Weinheimer, 2008-08-12

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