I am late to the party, but I also want to congratulate Lotus Notes on it´s 21st birthday on December 7.
This is a product that is extremely powerful, simple to use and has a great community where I can always reach out for (and receive) help.
The other evening I was watching an episode of Top Gear (the UK version), where they tested three luxury sports salons. One of the cars tested was the Maserati Quattroporte. My best friend, who lives in London, happens to own one, and I got to ride in it this summer when my son and I visited my friend. So of course I was excited to see what the Top Gear verdict would be. Knowing my friend, I was sure he had selected the best car. And of course Top Gear came to the same conclusion.
So what does this have to do with Lotus Notes, you may ask? Well, the final verdict on the Quattroporte could be applied to Lotus Notes as well, perhaps slightly modified:
It is like a two year old. Annoying a lot of times, but if
someone tries to take it away from you, you will kill them.
That is how I feel about Notes. As with most products, there are annoying things with it, but we all love the product and would not want anything else.
So happy birthday, Lotus Notes!