As James Gosling set out to create the hugely popular Java programming language, he also created a monster, he said in interview with vnunet.com.
For as a Vice President with Sun Microsystems in charge of Java, he has little time to spend coding or working on the actual software:
"[My hands] both itch and I have this sense of tragedy. Because there are only 24 hours in a day. How do you ever decide what to do? There are all kinds of things that are crying out to be played with," Gosling says in the interview.
"But I sneak in a fair amount of coding. Mostly I do little things. Because getting on the critical line for any product is bad idea for me. I get pulled off to do other things, I can't make deadlines. I've done an application that I did a while a go for slide shows, for doing Power Point. But it's rather different than Power Point. I hack on that one a lot. Just for the hell of it."
Really, if it were up to Gosling, he would be working on 3D graphics. He true passion calls. The question is when the call will get loud enough for him to leave Sun.
Gosling (right) last month at Java's 10th birthday party on Sun Microsystem's Santa Clara campus. Next to Gosling: Jonathan Schwartz (Chief Operating Officer) and Duke, the java mascotte.
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