Jaishankar Iyer thinks this is interesting: public static member of Thread From Chapter 11: Multithreaded Programming from Java The Complete Reference, 9th Edition by Herbert Schildt Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media Released: March 2014 Note setName is a non-static method Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/java-the-complete/10766490/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Java The Complete Reference, 9th Edition and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.