Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 11:48 UTC
Oracle and SUN

Business magnate Larry Ellison thinks that without Steve Jobs -- "our Edison" and "our Picasso" -- Apple corporation is in trouble.

Larry Ellison was one of Jobs' closest friends. Then again, this is the same Ellison who presided over one of the most idiotic and - for Oracle - disastrous lawsuits in technology history.

Update: A few new tidbits from the interview: Google is "completely evil" because of Java, and the mass surveillance by the US government is "absolutely necessary". So, aside from being utterly delusional (the Google and Java thing), he also does not believe in civil rights, and would much rather everyone give up their privacy and right to free speech.

What a tool. No wonder nobody cares about Oracle.

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RE: Not a good comparison
by Soulbender on Tue 13th Aug 2013 19:12 UTC in reply to "Not a good comparison"
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I would hope the reasons for why this is unwise would be quite obvious but apparently not

Yes, because it isn't obvious. Two periods of leadership, one significantly more globally successful than the other. Obviously he's not infallible and obviously he learned something from his mistakes. A comparison would actually be very interesting.

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