By dcb on Sep 22, 2004
A quick blog entry on blogging...
I find it amazing that a company with >30K opinionated employees, would allow any (and encourage all) to post uncensored thoughts to a public (and popular) venue, on Sun's letterhead. I like it. It conveys trust, an open mind, and more evidence that we work for a progressive company that is still fun! I do wonder if our lawyers have figured out what we're doing? :-)
This is quite a leap from the old days (a couple years ago). The institutional fortress walls are falling, brick by brick. Open source is exposing what we used to consider sacred... our Solaris code base. VPN turns a hotel room, a friend's home, a customer site, or a table at Starbucks, into a secure network connection with the same privileges as if you were sitting in a guard protected, badge accessed corporate office. Wireless Portals give me access to my Corporate e-mail, calendars, LDAP directories, etc, from my Treo 600, from anywhere SprintPCS can reach me. Partners are joining us at key events in which futures are disclosed. So, publicly viewable BLOGs are just the next logical step. Even JS has a BLOG read by tens of thousands of customers, competitors, and employees.
According to: http://www.fortune.com/fortune/technology/articles/0,15114,699971,00.html I'm one of the first 100 or so at Sun to BLOG! Doesn't mean much now... But maybe I'll feel like Andy B 15 years from now... one of the Original Sun BLOGGERS returns to find Sun working on the Next.Next Generation of computing! :-)