When I started as a summer intern at Sun in the summer of 1984 there were a number activities of company culture that made the place a joy to be a part of including doughnut day, april fools pranks, sun t-shirts and of course the beer bust on fridays. Every friday we'd get at least a keg of beer and all the executives, top engineers and regular assembly line workers like me would come together for beer and conversation about the company. Scott would usually give a great talk and we all went home ready for the week ahead.
Now that the shareholders have voted and the DOJ clearance seems pending, I'll look forward to the last beer bust on July 30th at Great America (Thanks James for organizing!) and celebrate some of the great old times about what made Sun one of the great companies in the computer industry ever. Every good thing eventually comes to an end I suppose, but I take away a short lifetime of great memories of great people, places and events that made for a memorable experience. Thanks to Scott, Vinod, Bill and Andy for starting the company. Cheers all and best wishes and endeavors in the future.