Thursday Dec 14, 2006

Jonathan Hits Madoogle Status?

Some people say you've really made it when you only need one name--like Madonna. Interesting theory. Some people say that top placement in search results is quickly becoming the most valuable real estate in the world. Interesting fact.

What happens if we combine these ideas? I think we get an updated version of the One Name Phenomenon: you've really made it when you're atop the results for a Googling of just your first name. And so I hereby acknowledge that Sun's own media star of a CEO has joined the exclusive "Madoogle" club.

A Jerry Maguire Moment

No, you don't complete me. You don't even need to show me the money--at least not in the way you think.

My Jerry Maguire moment was all about making a spectacle of myself, screaming into a phone while others were in earshot. In Jerry's case, Rod Tidwell was making him scream the now-immortal line, "Show me the money!" and Jerry's whole office was wondering what had possessed him. In my case, it was the soon-to-be-immortal line, "JAVAAAAAAA!" and only my wife was around to wonder what had possessed me.

You see, the folks behind Elf Yourself created a pretty slick system where you phone-in the monologue for your elf. So for my creation of Sun's Chief Elvish Officer (or should we call him Javanathan?), I really was on the phone in our basement screaming and yelling like a madman. And my wife really was wondering how to get me some professional help.

Wednesday Dec 13, 2006

A Special Message From Sun's CEO

Here at Sun, one way our CEO stands out against his counterparts is by blogging. Every week, thousands of people all over the world read his latest thoughts in his own words--no handlers, no filters, and certainly no ghost writers.

That means it's a rather unusual honor when someone else is chosen as an intermediary for one of his key messages. Today I have just such an honor, passing along some thoughts about Sun's recent moves to open source Java. So without further ado: a very special message from the CEO.

Note: modern Flash Player required, and you may need to retry the link a time or two--the service provider sometimes has trouble handling the volume surrounding such an important topic.

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