By now you have probably read Google's attempt to take a swipe at Notes that Ed Brill posted about. Most (if not all) of what Google claim is wrong or a lie. Apparently "Don't be evil" does not stretch to lies. Any way Chris Whisonant has done a very good response. So in an attempt at humor and righting some blatant wrongs, mis-truths and lies I decided to pit the 2006 version of Lotus Notes against the 2006 version of Gmail.

All facts about Lotus Notes and  Gmail were gleaned from wikipedia. I will use the production code for each platform as of June 30th 2006. So for Lotus Notes we have 7.0 For Gmail we have nothing. It was in beta from 2004 through 2007. But that's OK because in the Google post they did not seem to care either, "Don't be evil".....erm.....OK....so on with the show.

In Lotus Notes in 2006 you....

Can access your email in an ajax based web experience (called DWA), a Notes client, a mobile device and any POP3 or IMAP mail client from anywhere in the world
View messages and their replies
Place a message in a folder
Sort by message sender and date
You could not auto-spell check (added in R8)
Delete messages to save disk space (and to avoid lawsuits, etc)
Archive to a desktop file (so you could read you email on a plane, even in 2006!)
Flag important messages
Receive notifications of new mail
Forward multiple messages


In Gmail in 2006 you...

Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite
Had to wait for an invite

See mine post is true too. Google, Google, Google, are you proud of your place beside Microsoft in the "we'll say anything" contest? Really I have thought more (not much though) highly of you.
Darren Duke   |   July 16 2010 12:35:33 PM   |    lotus notes  gmail    |  
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1 - Stephan H. Wissel    http://www.wissel.net/    07/17/2010 3:06:47 AM

First they laugh at you

Then they despise you

Then they fear you

Then they fight you

.... and then you win

Choice and competition is good. Hopefully everybody is awake now.