The "sexy cub" of Fishworks

So the video of Brendan shouting at JBODs was picked up by reddit, digg, Slashdot and others, and has now been seen by a whopping quarter of a million people -- which appears to make it the most watched video ever made by Sun. (Whoever thought that Sun's most public face would be Brendan hollering into storage gear?) Of the folks picking up the story, most simply linked to it -- but there were a couple of stories of note:

  • Greg at rejectreality has some in-depth analysis -- and an interesting suggestion for a follow-on experiment.

  • Robin Harris -- a.k.a. StorageMojo -- draws similar conclusions, and adds a concise summary of the promise of Fishworks and the challenge it presents for Sun:
    Fishworks is the kind of great technology that has always been at the root of Sun’s appeal. Translating that appeal into sales is Sun’s marketing challenge.

  • ITavisen, a Norwegian IT publication, was among the first to pick up on the video, writing a lengthy piece that ends with the sage advice:
    Men for sikkerhets skyld er det det kanskje best å snakke dempet så lenge det er en harddisk i rommet - akkurat som med småbarn...
    This translates roughly as:
    Just to be sure, it's probably best to speak softly as long as there's a hard disk in the room -- just as with small children...
    Though it seems likely that a video of Brendan hollering at small children and observing the resulting increase in latency would get far more than a mere quarter million hits on YouTube...

Finally, it should be noted that the story was picked up by engadget, not for the post itself, but for this priceless comment:
    Mary! @ Jan 2nd 2009 2:03PM
    Mmm, that Brendan's one sexy cub.
To which there was the (accurate) response:
    Marcela @ Jan 2nd 2009 2:41PM
    I'll have to agree girls, he is cute...too bad he is insane... 
    or at least..really really weird. 
Comments:

It's true - he is cute, and insane, \*and\* really, really weird.

Posted by Claire on January 09, 2009 at 11:20 AM PST #

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