Feeds

I had a ‘spreadsheet for the mind’, but forgot where I left it…

Lotus eaters

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Letters Mitch Kapor's resurrection of Lotus Agenda - for his new open source PIM Chandler - prompted some interesting links.

One reader recommends ZOE - which looks very interesting indeed. You can find ZOE
here. "All I will say is that it one of those tools that when you start using it, you wonder how you ever managed without it," says our reader, who prefers to remain nameless but who we know as a good and sceptical fellow.

Any more reader reports?

Joel Crisp suggests Mitch Kapor is trying to reinvent Hyperbole for EMACS.

While John Faughnan writes:

Another app that belongs the Agenda/ECCO pantheon was Arrange/WebArrange (Mac). These are all semantic network applications at base, some more OO than others.

I have a copy of Arrange on an old PowerBook. IT was basically an OO database. [Google groups reference - http://www.macworld.com/1994/12/reviews/301.html" target="_blank">MacWorld review]

There is little new under the sun in software! I hope Kapor succeeds. Open file formats are fundamental to PIMs, the cost of "data lock" is way too high.

Finally thanks (and hello) to Yoz Grahame for pointing out that here you can download a ready-to-roll version of the venerable DOS program. When Lotus made the code available, it was in the form of 720kb floppy disk images, which made installation tedious. Thanks to the link, I'm running it on my iBook now, via Virtual PC - and marveling at how fast Lotus 1-2-3 menus are. What a terrific user interface - does anyone think this could yet replace the GUI? [No - ed.

Related Story

Kapor's open source 'spreadsheet for the mind'

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy
Apple's chief designer forgot one crucial point about overpriced bling
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.