Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Seismic Shift Shopping!

Remember when SUN was going to buy Apple because Apple didn't seem to have a clue and SUN and SGI were basically serving up the Web so they were huge and rich? And then years later Apple was going to buy SUN, because Apple had a clue again and it proved to be cheaper to serve the web on x86 commodity boxes so SUN had no business model? (Or Apple was going to buy Nintendo. Or the other way around. I love rumors.)

At the very least I can report that when NeXT was purchased by Apple to crawl out of the engineering morass Apple was in, at least one SUN kernel employee told me they were surprised: they were convinced Apple would choose their operating system kernel to put Copland on since Apple's own efforts were going nowhere. That's the closest any of that was ever reality.

None of those rumors ever made sense. IBM buying SUN does.

I can't wait. It's been a while since something huge like computing behemoths colliding happened.