Virtual Jedi

When you first look at the official VMware website, it looks like any other website of any other company that wants to sell their product. It’s filled with “management-talk”, nice charts and graphs and so on and so forth. But there is more than meets the eye…

 When filling in a form on the VMware website to register for the upcoming Virtualization Forum 2008, I found the possibility to enter a prefix, such as Mr. or Prof. in front of my name. And although I could not find my titles ir. or MSCE, I did find the following list:

VMware Starwars Prefixes

My first thoughts? “Rogue Leader, this is Rogue Two. I’ve got a bogey on my tail. Get rid of it R2D2!”

It turns out that these are all official Airforce titles, but I can’t help but think about a real IT-nerd, sick off all the management-talk, starwars fan of course, having a chuckle while publishing this form. It is subtle proof of the fact that VMware products are made by real people after all.

UPDATE: Strangely, the registration page on the VMware Forum website, does not contain these prefixes, while the page I found after clicking a link in the invitation thay emailed me did…

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