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Upgrading to Lotus Notes and Domino 7 by Wendi Pohs, Matthew Henry, Tara Hall, Barry Heinz, Dick McCarrick, Tim Speed

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Chapter 1. A Short History of Notes and Domino

As with all great ideas, Lotus Notes started out as the solution to a specific need. Three programming students attending a mid-western University in the late 1970s wanted a way to share notes and information. To do this, they used a software program called PLATO Group Notes, which ran on their mainframe-based college computer system. This program really wasn't intended for this purpose—it was originally designed for bug reporting—but it did provide just enough communication and collaboration functionality to offer a hint at what could be done, given the right software and technology.

After graduation, these three students—Ray Ozzie, Tim Halvorsen, and Len Kawell; names that have since achieved near-legendary ...

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