Misty-eyed Ray Ozzie celebrates 25th birthday of Lotus Notes by tweeting about it ...

'Legal tussles nearly killed us but we shipped on 7 Dec 1989'

Ray Ozzie

Software guru Ray Ozzie has been celebrating the upcoming 25th anniversary of Lotus Notes by telling the story of its development in a series of tweets.

He first pitched the idea of an email/collaboration app to Mitch Kapor – the founder of Lotus – in 1984.

On 7 December 1989, Lotus Notes was released. Here's a selection of some of Ozzie's tweets:

Happy Burpday for tomorrow, Lotus IBM Notes. ®




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