...but I can find NO Notes/Domino books in the "Computers" section at all. Now, I'm used to finding very few titles on the subject, especially in relation to the HUGE number of Microsoft titles, but NONE?!?
The other complaint I have, when I can find any books on the shelf at all, is that they always seem to be sprinkled in no particular order among other titles in the "Networking" section. That Domino is primarily a development platform (apologies to my Admin colleagues) seems to be lost on the publishers and booksellers.
With a showing like this it's little wonder that half the people I meet think Notes is a dead technology. Why IBM and Lotus don't have some marketing rep pushing the booksellers to 1) stock more titles, and 2) lobby for a recategorization of those titles, I can't figure out.
Has anybody else here in the wider Notes/Domino community wondered about this issue? Can anyone from Lotus/IBM shed light on why there doesn't seem to be any support for improving the situation? What about other parts of the US and the world?
This may seem like a trivial issue, but I would take the position that the lack of mindshare about Notes and Domino, both in the IT community that buys books from this part of the store, as well as other, "business-oriented" people that merely browse, is a significant drag on the wider adoption of the platform. This lack of mindshare ultimately makes it harder for us Notes Professionals to find interesting work, even though our favorite software more often than not allows us to build applications BETTER, CHEAPER, AND FASTER than the competition.
That's my 2 cents. Now let's hear yours.
Kevin Pettitt, PCLP