Sun Microsystems is gone, but its legacy is everywhere
Yesterday, I drove past the former Sun Microsystems headquarters for the first time since Facebook moved in earlier this month. That and reading about former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's new startup reminded me just how influential a company Sun was, despite its somewhat unfortunate fate.
Innovation was never Sun's problem, but monetizing those innovations was. Evidence of Sun's innovative streak is scattered throughout Silicon Valley and the greater IT world in the form of former employees who went on to do big things after leaving the company.