A timely Sun senior management reality check.
It’s worth remembering that Sun had problems of its own making that predated the soured economy. Perhaps the biggest was jumping too late into the delivery of computers based on the Intel and Advanced Micro Devices chips that evolved from the PC industry, which kept delivering customers performance increases faster than Sun’s internally developed Sparc chips.
And some companies that are closely tied to the financial services industry managed to keep doing well right through the slump. […]
Former Chairman Scott McNealy, in a message to employees reported by sites such as CNET, in passing briefly acknowledged “a ton” of mistakes that were a factor in what happened to the company he co-founded. It’s harder to find such statements in Schwartz’s writings, but he noted in a blog post that “technology only gets more interesting,” hinting that he will eventually return on the scene. “I expect to do my part to keep things interesting.”