Back from EU where I caught up with a lot of my friends. The story that was making the rounds was Alfred Chuang, BEA's CEO, telling a European customer about yours truly.
Apparently when asked if he would sell BEA, following the activists' attacks on the stock, Alfred Chuang replied: "I am not ready to be a DJ."
Really? 'Cause BEA's triple digit growth, innovation and opportunity are the talk of the industry these days, oh, wait a minute...that was back in 2000.
You just keep monetizing that maintenance stream, Alfred. Even if your latest achievement is vying for the software industry's "refusal to go gently into the good night" awards, I am very proud that I got under your skin, Mr Alfred I am trying to compensate for my... Chuang.
The success of the BEA WebLogic integration makes for laurels anybody should be proud to rest on.