Shock and awww
Posted by Meg Bear on June 24, 2009
As many of you know we’ve been working on the project that must not be named over here at ORCL for quite a long time. So long, that it has been easy to lose sight of just how big it is.
Of course, we’ve had a lot of support, and that helps. For example, our good friend Naomi Bloom called our products the second coming, clearly a sign of her deep religious belief (and faith) in our plans. I totally understand too, why wouldn’t people get excited about a project that is entirely secret and vague. Frankly, there are days when I’ve wondered myself if it was real and I’m being paid to help build it.
I am not new to the idea of re-architecting large-scale products. In fact this is my fifth time redesigning a major product for technical and functional architecture improvements. Of course, not every time was actually successful. The time, effort and commitment to do a project of this scale makes it risky at best. Let’s just say, if I were Stephen Colbert I’d know exactly how to describe what it takes to make something like this happen, but since this is a family blog, I will use the word brave.
So, while I am still not giving you any details on the what, when or how of this product, I am telling you today how amazed and honored I am to be working on a product that requires such commitment and bravery. This is a project that could have failed many ways, but only succeeded with tenacity and vision.
This Fusion project is one I will be proud of forever, and I fully expect it to cause people to stand up and take notice.
So, to everyone who has been working on making Fusion a reality, at every level, I would like to take a moment and tell you that this has truly been one amazing and exciting ride.