Sun Microsystems Creates More Subsidiaries ------------------------------------------ Mountain View, California -- May 24 (AP) In a move calculated to strengthen the company's position as the fastest-fragmenting corporation in the computer industry, Sun Microsystems announced today that it has just created twenty-three new subsidiaries. The new companies, whose names are SunA, SunB, SunD, SunE, SunF, SunG, SunH, SunI, SunJ, SunL, SunM, SunN, SunO, SunP, SunR, SunS, SunT, SunU, SunV, SunW, SunX, SunY, and SunZ, will assume control over `everything that we couldn't think of a cool company name for', according to Scott McNealy, office manager for Sun Microsystems, Inc., which is expected to have three employees after completion of the transition (McNealy, an office assistant, and a Vice-President in Charge of Future Spin-Offs). For example, SunA, Incorporated will be in charge of future revisions of the Thick Ethernet connector on the back of Sun workstations, and SunB will focus on removing all humorous and semi-humorous comments from header files in Solaris 3.0's /usr/include directory. SunD will manage the mechanical infrastructure of all buildings owned by SMCC, and will soon begin install hot and cold running Jolt Cola in all building housing systems software developers. Conspicuous in their absence from the list of new company names were SunC, SunK, and SunQ, which were not created because of `possible negative connotations', according to McNealy, who then hurriedly changed the subject to something boring like SPECmarks.
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