Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity. In exhibit 001-I we see evidence that perhaps Notes maliciousness may in fact be the result of psychosis.
Notes loves to mix-metaphors. It loves it so much that it will often mix them multiple times on the same element. Consider the folder tree. This is the most fundamental, most basic navigation tool provided by Notes. And it gets things horribly wrong.
Note that most items represent a physical metaphor: folders, toolbox, trash can, etc. Many of these items carry that metaphor forward into the usage of the element. Click on “Tools” item and the little toolbox opens. Click on a folder and the folder opens? Well, most of the time. Notes confuses and distracts us in this case by only “opening” folders which contain other folders. Folders that contain only memos are left closed even when clicked. Why?
Furthermore note that the icon for “Views” represents a windows preferences dialog. Note also that when selected it opens like a folder Dialog boxes don’t open like folders in the real world, do they? However other physical items like the trash can never open.
The only logical excuse for getting something so basic so fundamentally wrong is pure malicious intent or mental illness.