Sun Microsystem Inc.’s executives have been noted for their eagerness to criticize Microsoft, and chief researcher and director of the science office, John Gage, is no exception. But Gage speaks his mind and not even Sun can escape the biting lash of his tongue, as Network World Canada contributor Poonam Khanna found out during a meeting with Gage at the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s JavaOne developers’ conference, held recently in San Francisco.