Monday Dec 20, 2010

Sun Founders Panel 2006

I was a little concerned when I realized that a video has vanished from a Computer History Museum's page at the time when Sun's website was reorganized during the transition to Oracle. It was an intriguing panel with Sun founders and pioneers Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy, and John Gage. Ironically I remember the quote

"Get them on tape before they die."

And if you have them on tape, keep the video up regardless of any changing situations; you are a museum! But here is the good news (thanks Oliver): The webcast is still available on YouTube. Enjoy!

Some quotes at A Tribute to Sun Miscrosystems: A Night to Remember

sun systemnews Jan 4, 2011:

Redundancy is sometimes the salvation of technology. Certainly in the case involving the supposed holdings of the Computer History Museum, without redundancy and YouTube, the Sun Microsystems Founders Panel (Bill Joy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and moderator John Gage) would have vanished forever since the video disappeared mysteriously from the museum's web site during the confusion around the reorganization reflecting Oracle's acquisition of Sun. Now, in all their glory, the founding four, courtesy of YouTube, share their personal stories of the early days at Sun.

Monday Dec 13, 2010

Sutherland on Leadership

Earlier this year Katy Dickinson published a video with Ivan Sutherland talking on Leadership. Here is the uncut version, or I should better say, the version without YouTube's silly 10' segments. Thanks to you, Katy, once again, for running the mentoring program at Sun.

The single best hour during all my years at Sun is this session: Ivan Sutherland's talk on leadership at SEED's annual meeting in October 2006. Ivan means a lot to me for several reasons. And now I had the opportunity to experience him live. What an exciting moment! Therefore I am extremely grateful to Katy Dickinson that she took my idea to make this public, and to Ivan that he gave his permission as well.

Ivan Sutherland on Leadership, Sun 2006 from mprove on Vimeo.

DIY Info: Flash and Video Download for Firefox to download the segments from YouTube > RichFLV to merge the segments > Perian to open FLVs in QuickTime > QuickTime to export .m4v > vimeo for re-publishing the video.
Update: Some segments lost their sound during QuickTime export and Vimeo upload. Therefore I had to figure out another way: Flash and Video Download for Firefox to download the segments from YouTube > FLV Crunch to convert from FLV to MP4 > iMovie to merge the MP4 segments > vimeo for re-publishing the video.

Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Ivan Sutherland on Leadership

The single best hour during all my years at Sun is this session: Ivan Sutherland's talk on leadership at SEED's annual meeting in October 2006. Ivan means a lot to me for several reasons. And now I had the opportunity to experience him live. What an exciting moment! Therefore I am extremely grateful to Katy Dickinson that she took my idea to make this public, and to Ivan that he gave his permission as well.

This video on YouTube in 8 parts

This video in 1 chunk

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