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Classic: Sun CEO Uses Twitter To Resign

February 4, 2010

Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems used Twitter to publish a haiku resignation following Oracle’s acquisition of Sun.

Schwartz wrote: “Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more.”

Schwartz replaced Sun’s co-founder, Scott McNealy, as chief executive in 2006. Sun struggled during Schwartz’s tenure. Sun was further challenged by the economic downturn. Contributing to the situation was Oracle’s CEO, Larry Ellison, who publicly indicated his lack of confidence in Mr. Schwartz. In a recent interview, Ellison said he expected Mr. Schwartz to resign.

As for what’s next, Mr. Schwartz said: “In the short run, I’m planning to spend some long overdue time with my family. Longer run, with a few million businesses and a few billion consumers on the web – rumor has it there are some interesting opportunities to be had.”

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