Video: Scott McNealy on Why the Network is Still the Computer

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In this video, Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems, joins the Masons Leadership Summit to back, learn, and inform the future.

“Scott talked about some of the projects he’s currently involved with (,,, offered his opinions on internet privacy (“there isn’t any, get over it”), provided advice on how Mark Zuckerberg should have approached the recent Senate hearings, and offered his views on the value (or lack thereof) of most college educations.”

Scott McNealy was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and is a leading figure in the world of e-commerce and information technologies. Born on November 13, 1954, in Columbus, Indiana, Harvard and Stanford alum Scott McNealy co-founded Sun Microsytems in 1982, going on to become CEO soon afterwards. The company went public in the mid-‘80s and over time became a highly successful IT giant with its push for open network systems and JAVA software. Sun was sold in 2010 for billions, and McNealy has launched another start-up, Wayin.

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  1. Richard Wallace says

    Rip-off of Ken Olson, Founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation who said this in the mid 1980’s, “The network is the system.” And SUN folks still trying to take credit for that concept.