Wednesday, December 27, 2006

SUN's behaviour immature

Making fun of two paintings resembling HP founders is teenage behaviour.

If you are good, beat your competitor in the market. HP's share of server market is at least 5x of SUN's. No amount of hyping and reckless advertising (<-- click to see DELL's response to SUN) can help restoring customer confidence. The IT world is getting more and more professional and SUN needs to have a mature image. You don't want your enterprise gear made by a bunch of script kiddies.

PS: I can't help LOL reading DELL's counter ads against SUN . One of DELL's ad is "Sun, it rhymes with shit". As always, DELL dudes are not as good as SUN on creative English -- SUN execs are liberal arts educated. DELL's execs have, well, some of them don't have college diploma . I think something like "rhymes with dun" (or cun) would be far more accurate with regard to the message DELL was trying to deliver.

10 Comments:

Blogger Scientia from AMDZone said...

I don't see what is childish about it. Having the two figures wearing Sun T-Shirts and in front of Sun products is humorous.

Childish would have been putting speech balloons next to each one saying things like, "HP Sucks".

They also donated the $6,000 art piece which HP was too cheap to do. There really isn't much there to criticize.

And I see I'm now in the Blog Roll. I guess that's a compliment.

4:35 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

I don't see what is childish about it.


Read this:
"Sun has officially consigned H&P to history. Yesterday, Sun donated the hitchhiking duo of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose for posterity. After their long, sometimes harrowing journey around the Bay Area, the GPS-enabled, plywood cutouts of the HP founders created by YLEM artists Jim Pallas and Julie Newdoll have been retired from their adventures.
"

This is just a cheap shot from a struggling company against an industry giant. After failing to make a dent on Microsoft, now SUN is doing cheap attacks against HP. SUN did Opteron servers first with Newisys designs, but HP flooded the market with its inhouse designs long before SUN rolled out its galaxy servers.

SUN has something to learn here. Most people, including myself, are not amused by such childish cheap shots against two pioneers of the silicon valley and the great company they founded.

Grow up, SUN folks.

4:46 PM, December 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be real proud to have Sharikou's stamp of approval <(^_^)>(>^_^)> LOL

5:23 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Scientia from AMDZone said...

Sharikou, you really have this story backwards.

Companies do charity auctions like this all the time. HP would not purchase the art piece so Sun did. Yes, Sun had a little fun by showing the two wearing Sun t-shirts and posed in front of Sun products. However, now you need to read the rest of it.

the piece eventually made its way to the men's alma mater Stanford University

There is nothing insulting about displaying the artpiece at the college where both men graduated; that is more of a tribute to them.

Then Sun donated the art piece to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose

And, Sun said that it is happy to have helped two of Silicon Valley's most cherished figures find a suitable and dignified home.

The piece is one of five portraits of tech titans created by a group of San Francisco-area artists as part of a cross-country art project called "Pioneers Hitchhiking in the Valley of Heart's Delight."

Sun said the museum is looking for benefactors to purchase and donate the other cutout statues for an exhibit titled "The Spirit of Silicon Valley."


The museum is still looking for other companies like Sun who would be willing to purchase and donate the other art pieces. This makes Sun look charitable and HP look cheap. It does not make Sun look childish as you have suggested.

BTW, HP and IBM are both much larger than Sun however, Sun still has a more powerful Opteron server than the largest unit offered by HP or IBM. Apparently, HP is concerned about competition with its Itanium line while IBM is concerned about competition with Power. Even though Sun also has its own in-house processor (T1) line apparently it is still willing to offer more with Opteron.

I still have no idea why you think that the story reflects badly on Sun; no one else will see it that way.

5:45 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

I still have no idea why you think that the story reflects badly on Sun

Come on. Everyone sees it is a cheap shot... It is OK is SUN does it just once, but keep repeating the same thing becomes truly distasteful.

5:53 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Scientia from AMDZone said...

You must be real proud to have Sharikou's stamp of approval <(^_^)>(>^_^)> LOL

Well, I suppose it is a compliment. What would really be sad would be having to post on someone else's blog anonymously because I was too ashamed of my own comments to take credit for them. Sometimes I'm surprised that even though my blog is so small I get linked from from sites in Germany, Asia, Israel, various forums, and even from a stock investment website. It's a start.

5:54 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

You must be real proud to have Sharikou's stamp of approval

Actually, I saw readers here mentioned Scientia's blog quite often--usually stating it's much better than PV64, that prompted me to locate it and read it.

The whole idea about web is about sharing information without the control of the hands behind bamboo curtains...

5:58 PM, December 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Actually, I saw readers here mentioned Scientia's blog quite often--usually stating it's much better than PV64"

Stating it's much better than PV64 - talk about setting the bar real high...what is not better than PV64?

9:37 PM, December 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Come on. Everyone sees it is a cheap shot."

If you define yourself as everyone then you are correct when stating that.

2:06 AM, December 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definition of Immature Behavior:

Posing as an IT journalist, falsely claiming to have a ph.d, because you were fired from Intel.

Good Job! You've put yourself right up there with the second company you've begun attacking. Were you recently canned from Sun too? I'd bet money.

8:37 AM, December 28, 2006  

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