Just heard about this new site, in time for the Lotus Development Corp. 25th Anniversary party. The Lotus Museum, "the world's first virtual museum for software". I love the "on loan from the so and so collection", for those pictures. I even found an old 1-2-3 Mac phone list and went down memory lane on that one - I was the support person assigned to 123Mac since I was the only one who had used one before at the time, I think.
As the press release states:
"The idea for the museum was conceived by Judi Lazerus, a former Lotus employee who had a considerable stockpile of Lotus memorabilia and wanted to honor the company because it was a great place to work. She was a software tester in Cambridge, Massachusetts for five years (1987-1992) and a consultant in the Dallas office for seven years (1994-2001). Donations to the museum are encouraged by anyone who has Lotus memorabilia. Making a donation entails uploading a picture of the item and providing information about it."
I think we can safely say that curator Judi Lazarus doesn't throw anything away! Of course, I do have a box or 2 of Improv and Jazz, a Magellan clock, and more than one yellow shirt somewhere in my office. Guess I'll have to make a donation. It looks like they need more to fill out the museum. I did notice that someone in Westford was trying to track down a yellow Notes 4 box...
Manager, MA Design Studio
btw: The Lotus Museum is not associated with IBM or Lotus, but it's kind of interesting.
Chris Reckling | 30 April 2007 08:36:06 PM ET | Westford, MA