Thursday, June 16, 2005

Notes "Hannover" Waffle

I've been reading the reporting on Hannover with some interest. First off, it's nice to see IBM indirectly supporting Kubi's direction of activity based collaboration by citing their own intentions in that area, as the first bullet item for Notes enhancement.

Deliver unprecedented productivity through a compelling, activity-based user interface

The second bullet item was also interesting, but for a different reason.

Introduce a new class of "composite" applications; delivering innovation by extending Notes applications in unison with a J2EE-based platform of packaged and custom applications

Perhaps I'm wrong, but this sounds a lot like the original 'Garnet' value proposition that was unceremoniously canned a few years ago.

Is all this a tacit admission that they goofed on both Garnet and Workplace?

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