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: So much for
by lucas_maximus on Thu 15th Aug 2013 18:51 UTC in reply to "So much for"
lucas_maximus
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I actually watched the full interview.

He said that it would be wrong to use the information for anything other than catching terrorists.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50152857n

Thom's roundup wasn't what he said at all.

He dodged the real meat of the question for sure, but at no point did he say what was summed up.

But it is easy to twist people's words to suite your agenda.

Edited 2013-08-15 18:53 UTC

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