Re:A few tidbits from JavaOne

Ron Resnick (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 16:30:01 -0500 (EST)

At 12:43 PM 4/5/97 PST, Adam Rifkin wrote:
>> - Scott McNealy and Miko Matsumura raised important security issues
>> for the programming community, giving the packed Esplanade Ballroom
>> a demo of ActiveX and a dose of the obligatory competition bashing.
>"Obligatory competition bashing"? :)

Tee hee.

That would be the same Miko Matsumura who tried to recruit me to
Javasoft last year:

>>Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 00:55:41 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: "Fumihiko \"Miko\" Matsumura" <>
>>Subject: Message from JavaSoft Evangelist
>>Hello Ron,
>>I read with great interest your articles(s) on the www, based on the
>>reccommendation of my friend Dr. Tony Faustini. I should of course
>>introduce myself first (this is a strage medium, really. I have seen
>>pictures of you and your family on your web pages and you have not seen
>>me yet). My name is Miko Matsumura. If it would be helpful, please see
>>what I look like at
>>Enough of the preliminaries, let me tell you why I am emailing. I am
>>the Java Evangelist at JavaSoft (SUN), and we are currently hiring in for
>>for someone to product manage the Java Beans team. Having read your
>>second "revisited" paper, I would guess that you would have the
>>expertise, connections, vision, and most importantly, passion for helping
>>to assemble the "plumbing" for the world's network.
>>Although I am not in charge of the hiring process (David Spenhoff is), I
>>I would love it if I could convince you to toss your hat in. In other
>>words, "Obi Wan, you're our only hope". Ok, so that was a blatant Star
>>Wars reference. But nevertheless, I feel strongly that for JavaSoft to be
>>able to succeed, we need you (or someone JUST LIKE you). I'm sure
>>JavaSoft would be willing to discuss any arrangement that might make this
>>possible. Even a "project" orientation (sort of a sabbatical) model
>>This is actually going a bit out on a limb here. Why dont I wait and see
>>what your response is, and then we can continue the conversation. I am
>>simply eager to hear from you and very hopeful that you can join.
>>On a side note, we are seriously considering having Dr. Faustini apply
>>his work on top of and in conjunction with JavaBeans. We will, of course,
>>also be working closely with Arabica.
>>Please help us,
>>Miko Matsumura
>>Java Evangelist

Needless to say, it never happened.
Very flattering though to be told I was their "only hope", Star Wars style :-))
I had heard Miko had left JavaSoft, though?