Another cool ad

I was finalising a few slides for my presentation tonight on ZFS at SOSUG (as announced by Alan Hargreaves at the Google Group), and noticed that our company President and COO posted another ad which was rejected. There's a perception in some areas that "near enough is good enough" ... but that's not the case with Sun. The teams and groups within Sun that I've come into contact with have the attitude that near enough is nowhere close to good enough. There are also a few other guiding lights that we work with. One is Fix the problem at the source. Another is Make it secure by default (security is not an afterthought), along with if another OS is faster, then it's a bug in Solaris. And the biggy for me is based around the user experience: The Technology Must Just Work --- think about it for a moment. As an engineer, I reckon just about the greatest praise I can receive is "this is great, it just works" --- which means that whatever it is, it works as designed, the design is verifiably correct, and there are no surprises in the user experience. Bringing this back to the ad, if near enough was good enough, we wouldn't be caring about the power requirements of our hardware. And we'd be contributing to greenhouse gas emissions wherever our kit is used through power and cooling demands. But we don't have that attitude. And quite some time ago our hardware designers got that message, so now you can reap the benefit of our "near enough is nowhere close to good enough" policy.
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