Ben Langhinrichs

Photograph of Ben Langhinrichs

E-mail address - Ben Langhinrichs

November, 2010
 01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

Search the weblog

Genii Weblog

Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Wed 3 Nov 2010, 09:36 AM
After ten years of providing a downloadable Lotusphere Sessions, plus feeding information to Blackberry, iPhone and other apps, I look forward to the Lotusphere sessions being announced with a fair degree of trepidation.  

Will this finally be the year that IBM provides their own downloadable database?  I'd say that is increasingly unlikely.

Will this be the year that IBM provides enough information and mobile devices are ubiquitous enough that people don't use the sessions db?  I'd say that is getting closer every year.

The problem is, I won't really know the answer until it is too late.  I can pour the hours into creating and updating the database, and find it wasn't really necessary.  Alternatively, I can skip it and find out that IBM didn't provide enough and have people unhappy.  (You quickly learn in this business that once you have provided people with something for years, they blame you if you don't provide it, even if they never paid a dime for it.)

Does anybody have an opinion?  Is the ubiquity of mobile and laptop access, and the quality of IBM's online schedules, sufficient?  Beyond a nostalgic backward glance, would anybody care if I skipped the database and focused on other things?

Copyright 2010 Genii Software Ltd.