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Nothing but olive twigs: a solid week of good news!

For Sun employees - and customers: Sun is the brand, innovation is the product, Oracle is the company. Go oracle!

And just so you know: the meaning of "innovation" changes varies over time - but right now the correct form is packaged applications on CMT/Solaris with some ROCK and flash on the side.

For Americans in general (and thus the civilized world) the reign of democrats in the House and Senate that started in 2006 and peaked with the Pelosi/Reid two trillion dollar debt extravaganza last fall fell off a cliff in Massachusetts. Go Scot!

Nine months to go - just about what it takes to gestate a recovery to sanity, economic growth, and real jobs for people who want them. Go tea partiers! can now legally be paid. (but not me, of course ;) )

Go John!

From Apple: whether it's an ipad, an inet, or an islate the bottom line isn't in the device: it's in the business backend support for publishing. To misquote someone whose teachings and beliefs have brought the editors of Time, NewsWeek, CNN, and rest of the liberal empire to its present unhappy state of barely put off bankruptcy, "Apple has seen the future, and it works."

Go Steve!

Paul Murphy wrote and published The Unix Guide to Defenestration. Murphy is a 25-year veteran of the I.T. consulting industry, specializing in Unix and Unix-related management issues.