Darren Adams is cool

by Volker Weber

ZZ185E7985

Darren Adams, who works for IBM in the UK, has finally done something Lotus Marketing has not been able or willing to do in 10 years: show the product. He has set up a new site NotesIsCool.com which does just that.

Yoda says: Darren a raise you must give, Alistair Rennie.

More >

Comments

Now THAT was a long time a-coming.

Is this really an instance of a maverick getting impatient with the behemothic company, or a corporate effort?

Nick Daisley, 2010-11-02

Certainly a great deal better than this or this. I do wonder why Mr. Adams used Apache and Wordpress instead of Lotus Domino; ease and stability perhaps?

Jan-Piet Mens, 2010-11-02

We will have to ask Darren. I find it unlikely that IBM would be hosting here. And JP, will you please not knock Darren over the head because he uses a sensible solution? He commands more than a hammer.

Volker Weber, 2010-11-02

JP, I just knew someone would ask that. It's for historical reasons... I've had a site hosted with a particular service provider for many years, I've used WordPress for many years, and when the time came to do this I had the web space, I had the ability to add a domain name, I could get a WordPress site set up quick and easy, and I could do it without asking anyone's permission.

Darren Adams, 2010-11-02

I wonder if we will see "DominoIsCool.com". Stuart?

Bruce Elgort, 2010-11-02

Nick... no involvement from official IBM (I'm not even submitting an expense claim for the domain name). I'll be candid but Volker's "show the product" comment is pretty much spot-on.

I've spent time with people both internally and externally, and have showed them stuff like live text (which I just use every day) and the reaction is "wow, that's amazing". There's some well-kept secrets here and it's time to get them out there.

Darren Adams, 2010-11-02

Volker, I wasn't knocking Darren over the head.
Darren, thanks.

Jan-Piet Mens, 2010-11-02

Shocked and amazed.... That I missed that domain name, I mean ;-)

Great job, Darren.

Stuart McIntyre, 2010-11-02

So that's what you guys are talking about all the time.

Timo Stamm, 2010-11-02

@Darren. My 2c

Great site. Very well done sir and its great that you are doing this. Conversely its very sad that you have to do this yourself, considering your employer.

Paul Mooney, 2010-11-02

I'm still yet to meet a single person who considers this product "cool" who isn't in the questionable position of having built their entire career or business around it.

Jeff Gilfelt, 2010-11-02

Jeff, let's meet :-)

Martin Hiegl, 2010-11-02

at work I have to use Lotus Notes 6.x and is a real pain. I hate that software. Ok, it works, but how? I'm missing a lot of features but we will get Exchangen anytime next year. I'm looking forward to that point.

Karl Heindel, 2010-11-02

@Paul Mooney: +1

Gregg Eldred, 2010-11-02

It's all well and good the tech' community ooo-ing and ahhh-ing. (I also doff my hat to you young Sir.)

However, the question now becomes..... How do you get the site in front of "normal" people?

Ian Bradbury, 2010-11-03

Darren,
kudos from me too, thanks.
@Ian, with posts like the one from Volker, Facebook, word of mouth, whatever.
In my case Volkers post merely reminded me of the site since I came across via some other route.
@Karl,
since its a done deal anyway I resist the urge to argue ;-)

Martin Forisch, 2011-06-02

Recent comments

Roland Dressler on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 17:43
Roland Dressler on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 17:42
Hubert Stettner on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 14:47
Nina Meyer on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 13:42
Ralf Stockmann on Budget-Empfehlung für ein Headset mit gut klingendem Mikrofon at 11:59
felix kluge on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 10:58
Friedrich Holstein on Eve Energy mit Thread at 09:31
Maximilian von Hulewicz on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 06:21
Samuel Orsenne on Daft Punk :: 1993-2021 at 18:56
Armin Auth on Noch ein preiswertes Gaming-Headset mit gutem Mikro at 13:23
Ragnar Schierholz on Journal, a Microsoft Garage project at 17:11
Ragnar Schierholz on Journal, a Microsoft Garage project at 17:01
Volker Jürgensen on Surface Duo im Test :: Microsofts Doppel-Display-Ding at 20:55
Ralf Rottmann on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 16:56
Nils Michael Becker on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 15:01
Armin Grewe on Workaround at 14:11
Horia Stanescu on Surface Duo im Test :: Microsofts Doppel-Display-Ding at 12:21
Roland Dressler on Surface Duo im Test :: Microsofts Doppel-Display-Ding at 09:21
Frank Stoermer on Surface Duo im Test :: Microsofts Doppel-Display-Ding at 01:05
Daniel Seiler on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 18:13
Frank Mueller on Workaround at 16:31
Lars Berntrop-Bos on Budget-Empfehlung für ein Headset mit gut klingendem Mikrofon at 14:52
Ahmad Masrieh on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 08:00
Peter Daum on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 17:59
Nils Michael Becker on Voyager 5200 :: Santa Cruz, we have a problem at 16:50

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 00:50

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe