Out of Control Budgets, Battlestar Galactica & NetBeans

My favorite TV show on right now is Battlestar Galactica.  Over the recent break I was surfing around the Sci-Fi Channel web site I stumbled across a banner ad on the side of a page.  Here's a snapshot of it that I screen captured.

 

I guess Microsoft has a big budget to spend on advertising their developer tools.  Back when I worked on NetBeans, we sometimes used to talk about Microsoft, but back in those days I was pretty occupied by Eclipse.  Now that Netbeans is firmly whipping Eclipse it seems like maybe it's time to talk about Microsoft again.  My first thought is that Sun might want to crank up the NetBeans advertising budget!

In thinking about where to spend this giant budget, I thought Sun might want to rename the building where the San Jose Sharks hockey team plays.  Just imagine: NetBeans Arena!  I'm sure that would help a lot of new developers discover the power of NetBeans.  Ah, but then I found out HP already had that idea.  Oh, and well we're on that topic, I recently read that Cisco is spending a gigantic amount of money and effort to build a new home for Oakland's baseball team.  Given that all these fun ways to spend money are already taken, maybe the NetBeans team has the right idea spending their efforts on NetBeans Days.

But, maybe there's one last idea.  How about we re-brand the Golden Gate Bridge the Sun Connection?  Here's a simulation with the bridge painted Sun purple so that you can decide if you like it.



Comments:

I've always hated that "Sun purple" colour. What about that rather cool bluey-green colour that they use for all of the website banners? (The one you also use ;-)

Posted by Andrew on January 03, 2007 at 12:45 AM PST #

There _is_ no "Sun purple"! (See https://brand.sun.com/page/107...)

Posted by Calum Benson on January 03, 2007 at 01:26 AM PST #

Hey, at least I got a reaction. There must be something to the idea! :-)

Posted by Steve Wilson on January 03, 2007 at 05:31 AM PST #

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