“But what will be the ultimate legacy of Java? The anti-Microsoft crowd said that Java would allow Sun to finally make inroads against Microsoft’s dominance of the desktop. But in the final analysis, Java was nothing more than a ploy to capture the public’s interest and, in so doing, boost Sun’s stock price. And it
worked marvelously. Java’s introduction in 1995 marked the beginning of what was essentially a five-year climb in the price of Sun’s stock: $1,000 invested in Sun on July 1995 would have been worth $18,535 at the close of trading on December 30th, 2000. Now that’s the power of Java.”
i guess i can’t complain too loudly since i know a few people who consider me to be slow, ugly and irrelevant too.