By dlacher on Aug 23, 2007
Well I was surpised to read Jonathan's lastest entry. I have to say my initial impression is "what?" but I come at it from the computer geek side of the house, I never claimed to be a marketing person. I just don't see the point/value in changing the stock ticker symbol... I guess JS summed it up in his last paragraph... I will just have to soak on that for a while
To be very clear, this isn't about changing the company name or focus - we are Sun, we are a systems company, and we will always be a derivative of the students that created us, Stanford University Network is here to stay. But we are no longer simply a workstation company, nor a company whose products can be limited by one category - and Java does a better job of capturing exactly that sentiment than any other four letter symbol. Java means limitless opportunity - for our software, systems, storage, service and microelectronics businesses. And for the open source communities we shepherd. What a perfect ticker.
For what it's worth.