who cares if it’s usable? it’s for business.
It’s just perfect that Lotus Notes, an application whose awkward integration of multiple feature sets I’ve only ever heard spoken about with violent disgust, promotes itself as freakish software.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. “Perfect” is the only word for that. I’ve felt that violent disgust he’s talking about. I had to use Lotus Notes at a job I held way back in 1998, and I still shudder to think of it.
However, there’s a certain web-based enterprise application, inflicted upon the world by Oracle, that I must use for various HR functions at my current job, and it takes the horror to a whole new level.
How bad is it? Co-workers regularly speculate that the interface may in fact have been designed by the inmates of the solitary confinement wing of a special high-security zoo for homicidally insane orangutans.
At least I can refer to it frequently as an example of what not to do, I suppose.