That's so sad.
A heavy day all right. As a tech journalist who was around Sun in its heyday with Scott, James and Bill Joy and John Gage et al, I have to admit nostalgia for all the great minds and fun times. Hopefully Markoff or someone else who was around then will put this in proper perspective for the Twitter generation.
sadly I am now in the science section of the Times, and as much as I would love to write Sun's obit (I believe I wrote the first story about the company (or rather Bechtolsheim's SUN workstation) in 1982, I probably won't be able to weigh in...John Markoff