The difference between Lotus Notes and the languages you know and love.

You're all excited because you've bought a new pet dog. You like dogs, You know dogs. You've owned dogs before.

You take your new dog out for walks, You play fetch. You muddle through but something just does not seem right. The dog doesn't follow commands the way he is supposed to. One day you wake up to realize that this animal you thought was a dog is, in fact, an 800 pound gorilla.

Notes is an 800 pound gorilla. Sometimes it just acts like a dog.

At first you're disappointed because this isn't the cute doggy you had hoped for. People make fun of you because they say you're not a REAL dog owner. However, soon you grow to love your Gorilla and the two of you become inseparable.

Wrestling 800 pound Gorillas isn't for everyone.