“Financial Crisis / Stalled too many customers / CEO moi” (“The financial crisis / has too many customers away / I’m not CEO). Who is this letter of resignation in the form of haiku? Jonathan Schwartz, now former CEO of Sun Microsystems, which announced Thursday his resignation, and in less than 140 characters: the message was posted on Twitter , which was an account officer since April 2008, even if very little power.One way of putting it rather peculiar when one remembers, as explained in the blog Technology Live , “that the CEO is usually based on a well-oiled machinery of communication to announce their career development, including their resignations.
This procedure unexpected resignation expected (the boss of Oracle, Lawrence Ellison, who has just bought Sun announced that it called for the departure of Schwartz) has done quite a stir on the web, which surprised the blogger Laurent Dupin , who recalled that Sun “is a high tech and web of the first hour” and that “Schwartz does not landed in the online exchange. The director had actually been ranked by Business Week as one of 50 U.S. employers twittent , and was also reputed to have asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (the policeman of the U.S. stock market) interest in how financial communications passing now also by blogs.
It will now hold, as explained in the New York Times , the title (unenviable) “first boss of a Fortune 200 company [a list of the largest U.S. magazine established by the eponymous ed] to resign twitter . Who will be the first patron of the same caliber to do that in France, where the few leaders to twitter belong to the media sector ( Alain Weill , the NextRadioTV, Alexandre Bompard , Europe 1 …)? He stayed for a month to Didier Lombard, who has announced his intention to take the field at France Telecom (and has a Twitter account name – or that of a namesake – inactive for now) to compose a haiku is end with: “GD no more”.