What a culture. I'm too young to know, but did we get this kind of whining after then end of empires like DEC and Data General? I suspect not. A classic example of a "corporatist", pony tail was one who's side exactly? It's not that he is against software patents, just that he has a personal need to gossip. What ever happened to business concepts like failure, retirement, and dignity? Sun made its choices, and this is the way it worked out. Live with it.