Meeting on the ledge

(or why I don't get out much…..)


News has emerged that SirsiDynix plan to call their ‘new’ system Symphony. This is the system they’ve been promising for a few months which is based heavily on a Unicorn core, was previously known by its project name Rome, and replaced their previous system under development known as Corinthian. Typically the announcement was made at ALA but nobody at SD seems to have thought to tell the rest of their customers who weren’t there so the news eventually emerged via a news aggregator – hopefully this is not a reflection on the company’s view of the rest of the world…….

As you’d expect the customers have had fun with the puns: hoping that we’ll make sweet music together, that this isn’t an unfinished symphony, wondering if they should put this on the Chopin Liszt (particularly awful that one!). I wonder how many of us have been around long enough to remember Lotus Symphony? That was an early DOS-based office suite that relied on older technology (in that case Lotus 1-2-3), and although it was fast and efficient it lacked the feature-set of some of its competitors and eventually got wiped out by the onset of Windows and Y2K compatibility problems. I hope there’s no similarity……..


June 28, 2007 - Posted by | Libraries

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