Ed Brill has announced the opening of the 2005 Lotus Awards nomination process
on his weblog. I am trying to decide whether to enter our Midas Rich Text LSX
in the Best Tool/Utility Solution
category. I have mixed feelings about awards, as evidenced by the fact that I haven't nominated Midas for any awards anywhere in the past six years. I did nominate it for a Beacon Award
, as the Lotus Awards used to be known, in 1998, but I was informed by those on the inside that they weren't about to recognize a product that did core functionality better than Notes.
Times changes, and my relationship with IBM/Lotus is somewhat better. In addition, IBM seems less worried about encroachment on their territory. Still, I can't quite decide. Here are the choices as I see them:
1) Leave well enough alone. Midas already sells better than I, or anyone else, could have dreamed possible, so clearly awards aren't that important.
2) Nominate Midas myself. Most tool/utility solutions seem to be self-nominated, even if the rules imply that IBM would prefer nomination by somebody else.
3) See if one of my customers or business partners is interested in nominating Midas. *** This is an extremely broad hint, so if you think to yourself, "Why, I could do that!", don't hold back. ***
What do you all think? You can let me know here, or by e-mail to if you are feeling shy.
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