[nycbug-talk] Sun News Roundup

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Thu Mar 19 18:43:07 EDT 2009

Miles Nordin <carton at ivy.net> wrote:

> But yeah, the brilliant work of fresh college grads that made Sun
> great in the old days has already been largely squished by this new
> regime that insists on pandering to idiot Bank sysadmins, and it
> smells liek there's this growing culture of laziness-as-a-virtue
> festering in there---like, the Tier 1 phonemonkeys in the call center
> seem to be running the entire company, bossing around the developers
> to the point they live in fear and create these assertion-riddled
> Fisher Price interfaces with binary config files, because they don't
> want anything that'll be a ``call generator''.  or, maybe the Tier 1
> techs are in fact taking orders from the lunchladies in the cafeteria.
> It's structured as one of these ``bottom up'' companies, you know,
> because that's how you incubate bold new ideas.

Couldn't agree more.  Sun nowadays is *definetly* not the same company
as when Bill Joy was there.  Even Oracle got more fresh ideas than them.


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