Why I think Lotus is truly back in town…

These are Nathan‘s words (he is so much more eloquent than I), but I echo them wholeheartedly:

[Thank you to] My benefactors, IBM Lotus software, who I believe finally truly GET IT.  They’ve pointed the shotgun someplace other than their foot at last.  Even the parts that I think aren’t good enough or done enough are still, honestly, brilliant.  They’ve gotten serious about listening to partners and customers again for the first time in a decade, and as marvelous as 2007 has been for Lotus and IBM, 2008 is going to be even better.  Creating a renaissance in Notes was considered impossible.  You’ve done the impossible and that makes you mighty.  Remember how you did it — listen, code, ship — and the competition will never touch you.  Thank you, IBM Lotus Software.

Oh, and “Happy Thanksgiving” to all those the other side of the pond…

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!