"Moderator: (Laughing) I want to shake this guys' hand! Because
I made that same mistake myself. But don't tell me you actually
wore a Blue Suit
"James Gosling: Oh no, but I did log way too many frequent flier
miles and ended up working on this project that had people in
California, Texas and Connecticut; and my office officially was in
NY even though I lived in Pittsburgh. So I kind of actually lived
on an airplane. But yeah, the stint at IBM lasted year. You know,
at which point, I mean the funny thing is that when I went to go
join IBM I actually had another sort of offer so I had actually had
lunch with Andy Bechtolsheim the day he signed the papers with
Scott Pinode to create Sun, and so he was actually trying to join
Sun at the same time, and I would've been like employee number 4 or
5 or something.
"I just said, "Andy you're a nutcase. You're trying to do this
with these Motorolla chips that suck, and IBM's got these great
chips, they will kill you." And yes, the IBM had CPU's that were
way better than the Motorolla stuff, but all of IBM's guns were
pointed at themselves so my year and a half working at IBM was more
about understanding how the Marx brothers really worked. (All
Laughing) And so then you know, they were hammering on me pretty
regularly to join Sun and eventually I gave in and so I went to
work at Sun the day before and now here we are."
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