There are so many possible responses to his quote. Here are just a few.
1. Great, Scott, maybe if you banned telephones, the written word, and all
other forms of inter-employee communication, you'd be even more
2. I guess that would explain Microsoft's recent disastrous fiscal
quarters. Er, no, wait...
3. I guess Scott has never heard of the concept of "control" in
experimental design. Let's just be glad that he didn't decide three
quarters ago that child sacrifice was the key to fiscal success...
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Subject: McNealy on Powerpoint...
In an interview at http://www.sjmercury.com/business/sun0126.htm
Scott McNealy of Sun explains corporate policy regarding PowerPoint:
> We had 12.9 gigabytes of (Microsoft) PowerPoint slides on our network.
> And I thought, ``What a huge waste of corporate productivity.''
> So we banned it. And we've had three unbelievable record-breaking
> fiscal quarters since we banned PowerPoint. Now, I would argue that
> every company in the world, if they would just ban PowerPoint, would
> see their earnings skyrocket. Employees would stand around going,
> ``What do I do? Guess I've got to go to work.''