FEBRUARY IS THE cruelest month, at least for ex-Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz, after he signed off from his role at the company with a haiku on Twitter.
The former head honcho must have been in a wistful mood to choose such a unique, and somewhat melancholic, way to leave his role.
Who knows, perhaps it could set off a wave of poetic scribbling in the rest of the IT sector. We've come up with a few of our own.
On Apple's Ipad launch:
New device for you / really just a big Ipod Touch / you'll buy it anyway.
On Google threat to leave China:
We said don't be evil / China does not agree with us though / so we'll be off then.
However, while we were impressed with Schwartz's haiku effort, something in the style of Private Eye's in-house poet might have been more fitting.
So, farewell then, Jonathan Schwartz, Former CEO of Sun.
Your goodbye in a haiku,
But now I fear
The sun has set
On your career,
At least for now.
In dedication to EJ Thribb 17Mb and a ½. µ
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