SUNW = JAVA; What's in a name?
By pdiamond on Aug 23, 2007
When I first heard this I was shocked and disappointed.
Shocked because, as a Sun employee, I thought we deserved a heads-up
before it was public (still waiting for an update on why that did not
Disappointed because I felt it was sending a message to lots of
loyal Sun employees that "the hard work you have done to make Sun
relevant in the marketplace has not been enough, and we need to change
stock symbols so that people can find us"
Having read the earlier comments, I now feel OK - the company is
How many people "discovered" Sun because its stock symbol
was SunW = 0.
How many MIGHT discover us because of the linkage with
JAVA = >0. That's enough for me. Don't get the company's name and
reputation mixed up with the stock symbol - that's a mistake I was
making, and now I'm over it.