Analyzing an Analyst
By bnitz on Jul 20, 2005
I wont bother linking to it. But if you happen to encounter an analyst's commentary on Sun and Sun Ray in a semi-popular tech magazine well... I'm thinking of the rule I learned in high school journalism, "check your sources."
Yes, I could spend all day refuting inaccuracies, exaggerations, omissions and FUD from technology publications. But this one was particularly humorous. This analyst suggested that Sun should abandon years of solid engineering development, efficient and managable technologies which are years beyond what the industry is using...to buy Yet Another Grey Box Assembly Company (YAGBAC). Right.
Update: O.K. I got the whinging out of my system and others have said it much better. Some "analysts" have such a strong attachment to X branded X86 grey boxes with a particular mediocre O.S. under the hood, that they refuse to believe anything could be better. I've met these people. Some are so blinded by brand or OS religion that they will never consider alternatives. Others are followers, they'll wait until 95% of the industry moves to a platform and then proudly recommend the platform as a solution to all problems. But there are also free thinkers out there. Sun can learn from you and I hope we can continue to work with you as customers, developers and partners in building a future where painting a grey box dark grey isn't considered the ultimate in technical innovation.