Sun to become Java?

This morning, /. reports

“Straight from Jonathan Schwartz’s weblog, Sun is changing their ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA

Ok, its not their name. Just their ticker symbol.
But why?
Well their CEO says something here …

JAVA is a technology whose value is near infinite to the internet

[wipes monitor from spewed coffee]
Quoting Inigo Montoya

That word you keep using … I don’t think it means what you think it means

I make no bones about that I think Java is massively overhyped, overblown. It is a solution looking for a problem from the previous decade, which really didn’t exist back then either.
But today we are stuck with its 32 bit legacy. Just try to run it on a 64 bit machine in a 64 bit web browser.
Remember, as you fail to do this, or require some arcane invocation or thunking layer to handle this, that it is, in theory, write once-run everywhere. Keep that in mind as you watch this artifact take down the web 2.0 stateful browser screens that sadly happen to be in the same process space as the wayward java applet/plugin.

3 thoughts on “Sun to become Java?”

  1. I don’t know how to code in Java, but just looking at some of the applications that have been developed and the number of people I know who like coding in that environment, one can’t argue that Java is a lot stronger brand than Sun. It’s definitely going to outlast C++ as a language of choice.

  2. Well … no …
    But it worked, for the most part … until you came to the things like Cray pointers, and common blocks, and alignment, and …

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