Andrew Connell

WSJ has a funny comment about the Sun-Google deal...

On October 4, Sun & Google announced a partnership, “The World changes this week,” where Sun will distribute the Google Toolbar and Google will distribute the Java runtime, as well as a combined partnership to promoting/distributing OpenOffice, an open source MS Office competing product. Today, Lee Gomes of the WSJ (subscription required, or pickup one at the newsstand) has a piece on the first page in the Marketplace section, under the Portals sidebar commenting on this grouping… something that’s quite amusing to me WRT the announcement: “… The actual event was a model for how well-known companies can make a major media event out of a nothingburner. All that is required are a few transactional-sounding but empty phrases, a couple of vague promises and implicit invocation of the Microsoft boogieman, all baked together as a ‘strategic relationship.’ You can tell the meagerness of Tuesday’s offerings by the highlight: Sun will offer the Google Toolbar Web search aid in some of it’s own software downloads…” – Lee Gomes, Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Page B1...

On October 4, Sun & Google announced a partnership, “ The World changes this week ,” where Sun will distribute the Google Toolbar and Google will distribute the Java runtime, as well as a combined partnership to promoting/distributing OpenOffice , an open source MS Office competing product.

Today, Lee Gomes of the WSJ (subscription required, or pickup one at the newsstand) has a piece on the first page in the Marketplace section, under the Portals sidebar commenting on this grouping… something that’s quite amusing to me WRT the announcement:

“… The actual event was a model for how well-known companies can make a major media event out of a nothingburner. All that is required are a few transactional-sounding but empty phrases, a couple of vague promises and implicit invocation of the Microsoft boogieman, all baked together as a ‘strategic relationship.’

You can tell the meagerness of Tuesday’s offerings by the highlight: Sun will offer the Google Toolbar Web search aid in some of it’s own software downloads…”

– Lee Gomes, Wall Street Journal , Wednesday, October 12, 2005, Page B1

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.