Sun Microsystems CEO Tweets Haiku Resignation

February 4, 2010

(ChattahBox)—-Jonathan Schwartz, the now-former CEO of Sun Microsystems, made history of sorts, late Wednesday night when he used his Twitter account to announce his resignation from a post he has held since 2006. With Oracle’s purchase of Sun finalized last week, it was expected that Schwartz would soon move on, but not via a tweet. Schwartz also added a Haiku poem to his resignation tweet, in 140 characters or less of course.

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison apparently does not care for Schwartz. In a recent interview, Ellison said he expected Schwartz to resign and he didn’t see a role for Schwartz with Oracle.

Schwartz went out in high social media style:

“Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a haiku. “Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more,” Schwartz tweeted.

And in a tongue-in-cheek email, describing what’s next on the horizon for the tech executive, Schwartz suggested that there was not a lack of opportunities:

“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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