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July 12, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Sun Microsystems Inc shares took a seven dollar tumble the other day, and opinions were divided on just what caused the stock to have an attack of the jitters – but we have no doubt at all that it was a piece in the Wall Street Journal a day earlier that described just what the Sun stars get up to in between RISCing their company’s all on challenging new workstation designs: according to the Journal, on April Fool’s Day, Sun engineer and co-founder William Joy found that his Ferrari had been planted on a platform in the middle of the company’s decorative pond – but the previous year, the car had been taken apart and reassembled in his office, and before that his office had been rebuilt in the pond, so for Mr Joy, the pattern for next year is frighteningly clear – Car in office, office in pond, car in pond… next year, pond in office.

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