Sun volunteers to clean up IBM graffiti :-)

From: Rohit Khare (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 13:06:39 PDT

[Cheeky, for a $20B (revenue) company. I can only hope we retain such a
sense of humor! -- Rohit]


SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- April 27, 2001 -- Sun Microsystems Inc., today offered
to help the City of San Francisco clean up the spray painted graffiti which
resulted from Big Blue's latest marketing mishap.

When Sun learned that IBM had failed to meet the deadline imposed by the
City of San Francisco to clean up the offending grafitti, Sun volunteers
offered to help with the task.

The graffiti clean-up coincides with Sun's Seventh Annual Worldwide
Volunteer Week 2001 (April 22-28), in which Sun is an active participant
with volunteer teams dedicating their time and energy in their communities
to address important issues including the environment, literacy,
homelessness and hunger.

"For us, it's just one more way in which we're helping clean up after IBM,"
said Sun spokeperson Jeremy Barnish. "Not only is IBM feeling the heat from
city officials in San Francisco -- they're also feeling pressure from Sun.
Last year, according to industry analysts, Sun eclipsed IBM as the number
one company in the U.S, in server market sales, with its Sun Enterprise[tm]
and Netra[tm] servers."

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - The Network Is The
Computer[tm] -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), to its
position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and
services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com
their businesses. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in
more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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