Sun has been extinguished

By February 2, 2010Ideas
Courtesy of Flickrs kevindooley

Courtesy of Flickr’s kevindooley

If you have been following Sun’s product line since the beginning, then this transcript may cause a twinge of nostalgia:
~$ wget
--2010-02-01 22:37:31--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80.

.. connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 301 Moved Permanently
Location: [following]

With the clarify of hindsight, it seems to me that Sun’s best bet would have been to combine Solaris+ZFS+the JVM into a top-to-bottom integrated cloud computing platform. They had collected sufficient components to do that years ago, but not the clarity of vision to “bet the company” on that architecture.