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Blog Archive for dmax69 during May 2006

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. His quick wit and engaging smile never fail...
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. Where once Sun was the dot in dot com, Google has now become the connector...
I’ve never been to Mecca … 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. I have also sought out connection points in many lands, when during the late-90s, the emergent phenomena of the Internet Café was something I joyfully discovered in so very many...
Field of Themes “For everything that matters.” That’s the power of Java, or at least another one of the themes at the conference this year. It’s a nice slogan, though it doesn’t mean very much. The extent to which everything that matters can be contained, enhanced or enabled by a computing-based system or application, we might suppose that Java is germane. I feel obliged to...
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 events. It's a little difficult to say how many themes will come from JavaOne this year. The "Age of Participation"...
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? I can't make...