Friday, October 5, 2007

Sun Microsystems Reinvented

There is a good / depressing article in Business Week on the state of Sun Microsystems and the efforts of their CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, to turn the company around.

I've had a soft spot for Sun since my college days back in the late 90's. My Computer Science department ran Solaris so it was on these machines that I developed my love of programming and of UNIX. I spent countless long nights in these Sun labs bonding with friends and learning the skills that would serve me so well for years to come.

Within the department Sun was highly admired and many of my fellow students hoped to earn jobs there. I never applied but definitely thought at the time that it would be a great place to work.

Ironically my current company is expanding and we are considering office space in a Sun campus that was recently abandoned due to layoffs.

Good luck Jonathan. You have your work cut out for you.

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