Resigning to pursue other interests? That’s so 2009. In this day and age, if you’re going to leave your position as CEO of a prominent, albeit struggling, technology company, you tweet it in the form of a haiku.
Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz is now ex-Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz now that Oracle completed its transaction to purchase the company, and Schwartz made his announcement via this tweet, as reported by The New York Times‘ Bits:
Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more
Bits added that Schwartz was the first CEO of a major company to blog, and he urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider blogs equal to press releases and filings when disclosing business matters to investors.
In a more conventional email that didn’t adhere to the 140-character limit or the 5-7-5 syllable count of a haiku, Schwartz wrote, as reported by Bits:
In the short run, I’m planning to spend some long overdue time with my family. Longer run, with a few million businesses and a few billion consumers on the Web, rumor has it there are some interesting opportunities to be had.