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Oh, the wonders of the tech press...

Posted by timboudreau on May 18, 2006 at 2:47 AM PDT

I attended the JavaPro Magazine awards ceremony earlier this evening. It was possibly the most surreal moment I have ever experienced in the Java world...

First, WebLogic won an award as the "best visual java component". Now, the only problem with that is, WebLogic isn't one. Then, Oracle JDeveloper won the "best mobile development toolkit". The only problem there is that Oracle actually has no mobile tools.

I'm really not sure whether to laugh or cry.

It would be nice if I could say something alarming like, "the foxes are guarding the chicken coop." But it's more like the turkeys are guarding the chicken coop.

The next time you hear anything is "award winning," contemplate how astonishingly little that actually means.

Oh, and I'm running to be Miss America. Surely if we all band together and place a few ads, we'll be able to get past the gender issue. I'm taking contributions...and if I really, really have to I'll shave...

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