Over the years I used to have my share of issues with the "non-intuitive"
user interface of Notes.  I used to say similar things to what others have
been saying in this thread.  I think a lot of the complaints comes from
unfamiliarity.  The problem is that familiarity takes time.  In the case of
Notes, that's more time than usual for a Windows application.  I've been
using it for at least a decade now and although I wouldn't apply the word
"cool" to it, I can say that it's not so bad once you get used to it.  If
you are only using it for e-mail then yes, it is overblown.  I think that
if they just rebuilt the client to be more of what you expect out of a
Windows application then it might be easier to feel comfortable using the
word "cool" in reference to it.  Having said that, I would be extremely
surprised if IBM did that.  Notes started out as a product of Lotus
Development, which had their own way of doing things.  I suspect that when
IBM bought the product they kept the same people and they had no incentive
to change the look and feel of the product.

Come on, drink the Kool Aid.  You can like Notes too...

Dave Parnin
Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571

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