The last day of JavaOne 2006 began much like the first day of JavaOne 1996, with the intrepid Scott McNealy providing comic relief, pithy comments and yet another top ten list. There was something melancholy about Scooter this year, though, during his first JavaOne appearance as the former CEO of Sun Microsystems.
McNealy is a master of the stage.
Still enjoying a market cap over $100 billion despite a rocky market the past few weeks, Google is nearly as well capitalized as IBM, and over 8 times that of Sun. The extent to which stock price is an indicator of the inner beauty in a firm, the Google successful business model has been the it girl of the past two years.
Iâ€™ve never been to Mecca â€¦ not literally nor metaphorically. I did take a vision quest once, years ago earnestly seeking much needed insight via a journey through four Western states and my own inner landscape.
Field of Themes
â€œFor everything that matters.â€ Thatâ€™s the power of Java, or at least another one of the themes at the conference this year. Itâ€™s a nice slogan, though it doesnâ€™t mean very much.
What themes may come must give us pause...
The night before:
The theme at JavaOne this year (one of the themes) seems to be "The Power of Java." At least that's what appears to be the prominent theme walking in the Moscone Center the night before the official start of the
Has it been a year? Actually, no, it's been eleven months since the last Moscone soiree. Eleven months ago, the eleventh JavaOne, eleven years in the standard solar cycle ... this year should be interesting for a lot of reasons. I will try to find eleven of them.
So, is there anything in particular you would like to see this intrepid blogger cover at the J1 festivities this year?
In his book A Different Universe, Robert B.
I admit it: I really like Jini.
I have had a strong Jini bias since first learning about it, which was, to my reckoning, right before it was officially released in 1999. The first record I have that mentions Jini is dated mid-January of that year â€“ a few weeks before the actual release of the first official download of the Jini protocols.
Yesterday I reported that there seemed to be more attendees this year ... which does still seem to be the case today. But I'm hedging now, because there was no official announcement (at least none that I heard) regarding attendance, which is rather unusual for a JavaOne, in my experience. Usually some announcement is made in terms of attendance. Not so this year.
The Age of Participation.
That's was the focus of the Jonathan Schwartz keynote this morning. The Age of Participation ... presumably not named for the book by the same name, published in 1995.