Wall of Innovation at SunLabs

Wall of PatentsMy reason for being in Ca, is to visit the Sun Labs Open House. See also www.sun.com/~sunlabsopenhouse. The day was opened by Bob Sproull, the Labs Director and Greg Papadopolous, Sun's EVP for R&D and CTO. They both spoke about the goals and accountability of Sun Labs. They look to create new technologies, improve our current technologies or ocassionally improve Sun. They are begining to look at Sun Labs with a venturer's view and no longer measure the output of white papers, books and conference speeches. As Greg said, "these things are better done in Universities".

After the speeches I wandered over to the main building and noticed in the entrance lobby a wall of innovation. Sun has mounted the patent plaques granted its staff on two opposite walls. So I took a picture, here it is, Walls of Innovation. NB I am standing up and six foot tall. There are a lot!

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