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Sun + Google = (Very) Bad News For Microsoft?
The Industry Guessing Game Has Begun; Will Computer History Be Made in the Computer History Museum?

"Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt take the stage at the Computer History Museum on October 4 at 10:30 AM PT to discuss joint activities." That, in total, is the announcement currently up on the Sun web site.

What will they announce? The industry guessing naturally began immediately.

One clue may perhaps be found in the last blog entry from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's president, COO, and Blogger Extraordinary. Here it is in all its tantalizing, allusive glory:

"[V]alue is returning to the desktop applications, and not simply through Windows Vista. But in the form of applications that are network service platforms. From the obvious, to music sharing clients and development tools, there's a resurgence of interest in resident software that executes on your desktop, yet connects to network services. Without a browser. Like Skype. Or QNext. Or Google Earth. And Java? OpenOffice and StarOffice?

If I were a betting man, I'd bet the world was about to change."

At 10:30AM PT, we'll see if Schwartz wins the bet.
About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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