Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Sun CEO Tweets Goodbye

Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun with the Jesse Ventura ponytail, is no longer CEO of Sun. In fact, Sun is really no longer Sun now that Oracle has officially bought the former Java/SunRay/Solaris/SPARC powerhouse.

When high-powered execs resign, usually there is a carefully crafted press release talking about "other opportunities," "amicable partings" and "pride in the work done." But Schwartz is no average exec -- he quit through a tweet!

And here's another thing not so average: He resigned via Haiku, writing, "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more." The thing I like is, even though he's on Twitter, Schwartz had the class to actually spell properly.

Is there a business use for Twitter? How do you tweet? Do you hate misspelled tweets as much as I do?  Send e-mail (not a tweet) to [email protected] or post your comments below.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 05, 2010 at 11:53 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Vows To Ease European Cloud Infrastructure Burden

    Microsoft announced new revamps to its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program to pacify European regulators.

  • Citrix HDX Option Coming to Windows 365 Subscribers

    Citrix's "high-definition user experience" (HDX) technologies will be available as an option for Windows 365 desktop-as-a-service users, according to a joint announcement by Microsoft and Citrix.

  • Ransomware Report: Don't Pay the Attackers

    According to a recent report, paying the ransom for an organization's hijacked data doesn't ensure return of the stolen data.

  • Veeam Adding Intelligence to Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

    Backup and recovery giant and major Microsoft partner Veeam unveiled a raft of new features to its solution portfolio at its VeeamON conference this week.