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Several weeks ago – in Lotus

A very quick, and very belated, post to note that I was one of the guests on the episode of the This Week in Lotus podcast recorded March 18th 2011 (episode 43, for those keeping count). A good fun, panel discussion about what was new online and in collaborative and social spaces that week. In particular, we picked off a bunch of topics such as LotusLive supporting the earthquake disaster in Japan, Twitter’s new guidance on developing client apps, and IBM’s broader software capabilities.

You may want to dip in and take a listen… it’s far broader than just being about “Lotus” software, and the regular co-hosts Stuart and Darren are always worth a listen. Give it a try.

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Lotus Notes for GTD!

I was listening the the net@night podcast the other day and heard a great episode where David Allen (of Getting Things Done fame) mentioned that he uses Lotus Notes for managing his task lists.

I’m a long-time Notes user – even before I worked for IBM, my previous company used Notes, so I think I’ve been through from around version 4.5 to 8 now (and I really should get around to installing 8.5!). I’m not going to be a fanboy about it, but I have to say that it’s getting better all the time… and the fact that we have folks like Mary Beth Raven actually discussing the application design choices on her blog, and interacting with users as she does so, has clearly improved things.

Nevertheless, I was both surprised and pleased to hear that David uses Notes as part of his GTD process. I’m curious as to how he does so! By the way, he’s on Twitter, too.