jeudi 15 janvier 2009

Lotus Domino : What an ironic name :)

Dealing most of the time with quality F/OSS products I've been recently against my will confronted with the mysterious world of Lotus Notes and the names strike me as really ironic.

For Domino, it clearly states :
- That when one part falls down , everything goes down quickly
- That it stands on its tinyest edge and is really unstable
- That when you fish for a domino (or open that turd the notes client), you never know what you're gonna get (and no, it really isn't like a box of chocolates)

For Lotus, it probably refers to the zen attitude required to work with it.

I guess we'll never know are internal play on words or unspoken acknowledgements of the "features" of these worst-of-breed products.