Observations from Lotusphere

by Volker Weber

There is so much going on in my head that I somehow have to dump it in no particular order:

PS: I see a lot of new hardware in my close future.


Clarification.. GBS's Evolution Transformer doesn't have an "ugly" filter. It will also transform all those pretty Notes apps to XPages too! We like to beat up Notes for the ugly applications it produces without recognizing that it is equally capable of creating some pretty nice ones too. That power is in the hands of the craftsperson that created them.

Peter Presnell, 2011-02-05

Of course, Peter. It's a strict GIGO process.

Volker Weber, 2011-02-05

The "Watson/Jeopardy" closing general session speaker Dr. Brown did not use a TelePrompTer and his comments were lively and interesting, which proves your point.

Frank paolino, 2011-02-05

I thought I read somewhere that there was to be a "Lotus Knows Social" marketing campaign kicked off in the US soon.

Sounds like LotusLive is still a focus. Just saw a flash ad for that on Slashdot.org last night.

Erik Brooks, 2011-02-05

spending time with good friends @ Lotusphere - priceless :-)

Alexander Kluge, 2011-02-05

Could not agree more with the Lufthansa comment. A recent experience with an indian privately owned carrier (Jet) in coach was a revelation as to what is possible. LH should shame themselves to death. Welcome to the third world, Germany! Delhi Airport kicks ass, too.

Armin Roth, 2011-02-06

"It's going to be a brutal year for Lotus in Germany."
Sounds like there are some not that funny things in the pipeline.

thomas Schulte, 2011-02-06

I hope that some of the most interesting stories will continue being told on vowe.net. Thank you for your informative review.
Bad enough but the brutal year could very well only concern IBM Lotus employees.

Henning Heinz, 2011-02-06

Since your editor-refuses-to-give-back-award helps me more than 40 mediocre amazon reviews of a product, which new hardware do you see in your close future? I'd like to be prepared. :)

Henning Störk, 2011-02-07

I think the only one I can talk about today is the Nokia E7. Most of the kit I am expecting is not on sale yet, some of it has not even been shown anywhere.

Volker Weber, 2011-02-07

I'm not sure if it would help your low light photography as I'm not a camera person but the new Canon G12 has in camera HDR. My mate is a professional photographer (=hard to impress) and he is well pleased with his.

John Lindsay, 2011-02-07

HDR is for high contrast photos, which you don't find in low light.

Volker Weber, 2011-02-07

Haha.. You were on a 744 (747-400) which are the only planes left in Lufthansa's fleet that still have the center mounted CRT's. They fly that route mostly on long hauls. I have done it multiple times to EZE (a 13hr flight from FRA) and going to do the SIN run soon, not looking forward to it. The A380's are super nice, and will run to New York and SF soon. Did the NRT run on it and it's unbelievably quiet makes my noise canceling headphones obsolete.

Bryan McDade, 2011-02-09

On your way to MCO we were on a 744 with the new cabin. That was much better, but I still do not like the 3-4-3 arrangement where two people have to get up for letting somebody out of A or K. I prefer to fly the A340-600, which also flies the FRA-MCO route 464/465..

Volker Weber, 2011-02-09

Thanks Volker, I guess I'll read about the other intriguing hardware here later then. :)

Henning Störk, 2011-02-09

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