Another classic FSJ post; read the full post...
Here's the thing. This mean old bad economy didn't hurt our results, or IBM's, or Microsoft's, or Intel's, or Google's. But then -- wham -- it takes it all out on Sun.
I just called My Little Pony, who said, "Steve, we're confident that we're on the right path with our strategy of continuing to build expensive vertically integrated high-end computers using our own proprietary processors while giving away software at no cost. Customers have told us they really like the price of our free programs and have indicated that these free programs may or may not induce them to purchase our hardware at some point in the future. [...]