Review of 2010, and wishes for 2011

Darren and Lisa Duke and I got together for a couple of hours around the roaring fire skype headsets on Thursday to record the final This Week in Lotus of 2010 – ‘Wives and Other Angry Birds – 2010 The Year in Review‘.

We discussed the podcast series itself (how our first 32 episodes and 7 months have gone, what we can do better, plans for Lotusphere 2011 etc.), our Review of 2010 (the major stories and memes of the year, and our reactions to them), and finally our IBM/Lotus-related wishes for 2011…  Of course we threw in a tip or three at the end too!

Given this was a special episode we ran to rather longer than our usual 60-70 minutes (more like 105 in the end!), so if you have a long solo commute over the holiday period, this might be your ideal accompaniment!  Download from, stream from here or subscribe in iTunes or many other podcast directory services…

Thank you to everyone who has listened to This Week in Lotus during 2010, and of course especially to those that have taken part in our little weekly round-table discussion.  We really do appreciate your support and involvement!  We’ll be taking this week off, and will be back during the first week in January.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a peaceful and enjoyable New Year!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!