Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz is a fan of corporate transparency, sharing his thoughts and personal experiences on a publicly available blog. Some of his minions used that style, along with Sun's Blackbox data-center-in-a-shipping container project and the company's telecommuting policy--as the basis for an April Fools' Day joke.
A mock news release trumpeted OpenWork 3.0, a plan to build eco-friendly offices into shipping containers. And John F. Prowler--John Fowler, Sun's top server executive disguised with Groucho glasses--offers a tour of the top-shelf model geared for corporate titans in a YouTube video.
Fowler explained that … Read more