When you think about the different sites out there that offer “integration” with other technologies you quickly think about sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, SalesForce.com, etc. You also see products like the Lotus Notes client becoming more and more aware of these other sites as explained in the post by Ed and how Howard Stern uses Lotus Notes.
So while you can do this with the many technologies introduced to Notes 8.x, should it even be easier by making Lotus Notes an Open Social container? Where web applications based on the specification can be easily integrated on the glass with the beefy rich client? Being based on Eclipse and with the introduction of E4 technologies into the proper versions of Eclipse things like this is becoming a quick reality.