Re: The Rob file Part Duex

Joseph M. Reagle Jr. (
Thu, 28 May 1998 10:06:41 -0400

At 03:26 PM 5/27/98 -0700, CobraBoy wrote:
> executive Larry Ellison, Sun Microsystems' chief
>Scott McNealy
> peppered his discussion today at Harvard University
> frequent digs at the Redmond, Washington-based
>software giant.

McNealy couldn't stop himself. His favorite allegory with respect to MS/Java
was taking a cup of coffee, removing some of the flavor and putting some
poison in and still asking people to drink it. Also, when asked about
standards, he spoke of ad-hoc, and privately developed which are then made
public, but didn't talk about IETF style development at all. Other than
making quips at MS, his main topic was java in embedded devices. Steve
Ballmer of MS was speaking a few hours later but I missed it for a

McNealy was the Pres. of the Harvard Golf team. Half the big speakers are
grads of Harvard: Ballmer, Dyson, Gerstner, McNealy. Those who are not:
Case, Ellison, Polese.

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