It's official, Jonathan Schwartz is no longer an employee of Sun Microsystems, now a subsidiary of Oracle Inc. Fortunately for us in his goodbye blog post he's said his blog will be transferred to a new address and maintained, and he's even jumped on Twitter again.
Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more
If you've been a reader of my blog for a while you'd know how much I admire Schwartz, one could say to an unhealthy extent. A quick paroozle of the Jonathan Schwartz tag here proves this, and this unabashed brown-nosing post from early 2009 would serve to remove all further doubt!
Sun might not have shot through all expectations and taken over the world during his tenure as CEO, but his down to earth friendlyness was refreshing, and I loved reading his official blog.
Okay, the real reason!
Steve Jobs may be a genius, but Jonathan would still be my first choice for hanging out at a coffee shop if I had the chance. For a period of time I even tried to grow a Schwartz ponytail but failed miserably. There's something about a CEO of a major corporation that can look classy with a ponytail that's just too awesome for words.
Anyway I wish Jonathan all the best in his future efforts, and I'm excited to see where he goes from here. Who knows, I might still get to have coffee with him one day… coming to Singapore or Canberra any time soon Jon? :)