Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rest In Peace Sun Microsystems

Last week James Gosling posted a very creative and touching image that really summarizes how a great many of Sun employees (current and former), Sun Partners, Sun customers and the millions of individuals who were touched by Sun Microsystems.

Note you can order t-shirts, mouse pads, mugs, etc. all with the image on it.

As I have previously stated, I would be a liar if I did NOT state that I am bummed that Sun Microsystems had to end this way.  As the often quoted old poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. (1807–1892) goes:

"Of all sad songs of tongue and and pen, the saddest are these, what might have been....."

OK, time to look forward to new challenges as I stated in my early January blog post with the highlights of my next company below:

               1) I want to work for a great company.
               2) I want to work with creative, smart and passionate employees.
               3) I want to work for a company that is truly making a
               difference in the market place and is growing.

               4) When John Gage coined the term, "The Network is the
in 1984, that phrase summarizes my belief where the
               most interesting opportunities are today and will be tomorrow.
               Cloud Computing is simply the latest manifestation of John's
               5) I want to work for a company that believes in open systems.
               6) Most importantly, I want to make a difference.