The Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking
Top 10 Light Reading 5/31/2001
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Ah, the Light Reading Top Ten Movers and Shakers list.
A new list is like a fresh cup of joe in the morning – refreshing, perky, a real picker-upper.
What a pity, then, that it took us all of nine months to get around to updating our last list (see The Top Ten Movers and Shakers in Optical Networking). At this rate you should expect the next list sometime in the autumn. Of 2004. (Hey! It’s not as if the industry changes that quickly!)
At any rate, we present here now, for your edification, The List IV – the latest in this very occasional series. We hope you like it; although that’s perhaps a vain hope, judging from the email responses we got to the last list (see Fear and Loathing In the Inbox).
Whatever. It’s been a busy nine months in the optical networking industry. And that’s reflected in the new Top 10 rankings.
They include [drum roll] a brand new Number 1 Mover and Shaker, as well as five new inductees.
So much for the good news. On the debit side of the ledger, three of the players listed last time have dropped down the list, and four others fell off it altogether, ending up in the infamous Has-Been Bin. They include – wait for it, wait for it! – Vinod Khosla, the list’s former Numero Uno.
Eagle-eyed readers (with elephantine memories) will notice that we’ve also added some shiny new features to the Movers and Shakers list since last time.
In addition to Fear and Loathing In the Inbox (which showcases the writing skills of our most incisive and witty correspondents), we’ve added Close But No Cigar (which lists people who just missed the boat), and Where Are They Now? (for folk that have just plumb disappeared, alien-abduction-style, from the optical networking industry).
Table 1: Top 10 Movers and Shakers
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