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HP needs to understand consumers better and build a software business as well, so it has added three more board members to help CEO Meg Whitman's ongoing turnaround of the IT giant. Ray Ozzie, of Lotus and Microsoft fame, is no doubt the most important addition, but given the experience of two other new board members running …

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Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

...is just what HP deserves.

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Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

Responsible for or guilty of ?

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Holmes

Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

Nah, Ray Ozzie is a lot more than that - Notes lost its lead when IBM had it, prior to that Ozzie was the man behind Lotus 123, posuby the biggest single software title even on market share.

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Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

Notes has always been a pile of shite as far as users are concerned. Ray Ozzie had as much feel for a user interface as Sinofsky.

Phil.

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Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

Ozzie *was not* the man behind 1-2-3. He was behind Symphony, which was not exactly one of the most successful Lotus products. He develeped Notes at Iris, and Notes lost soon to Outlook/Exchange as a mail/collaboration platform due to its awful, non-standard interface, and primitive database model.

Meawhile Lotus/IBM killed itself delivering bad office suite products - that could not compete with MS Office at all.

HP shows once more it has no clue about what and who it needs to return to be a great company - oh well, it is the company that made someone like Apotheker its CEO....

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Re: Anyone responsible for Lotus Notes...

What did HP do to deserve that? Meg Whitman hasn't eaten any babies that I know of.

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HP Is a hasbeen museum

Put them out to Hasbeen's Pasture (HP)

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McDonalds?

Gee, maybe they could get somebody from Pepsi, too.

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