[nycbug-talk] Sun News Roundup

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Fri Mar 20 10:48:15 EDT 2009

On Mar 19, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Andy Kosela wrote:

> 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.

You are aware that Sun is the company behind ZFS, DTrace and Niagara  

Steven Kreuzer

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