Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 16:13 UTC
Google Google CEO Larry Page was interviewed on Charlie Rose recently, and there was certainly some interesting stuff in there. Sadly, the interview suffers from the curse of modern journalism in that it was all a bit timid and civil (no truly harsh and confronting questions), but despite that, it's still a good watch. Two quotes from Page really stood out to me.
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RE[3]: are you kidding?
by JAlexoid on Thu 24th May 2012 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: are you kidding?"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

They have zero market now, due in no small part to google's actions.

Sorry, what?!?!
J2ME or Java ME was essentially killed off when iPhone came out without support for it. If anything, Oracle should be kissing Google's feet for keeping Java(in whatever form it is) in the mobile market.

Sun had the most to do with Java ME's destruction.

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RE[4]: are you kidding?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: are you kidding?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't you get it? Only Apple is allowed to demolish competitors.

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RE[4]: are you kidding?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 24th May 2012 20:06 in reply to "RE[3]: are you kidding?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes Apple also played a huge part in killing JavaME. But having a Java-like environment that was good and free didn't help keep JavaME afloat.

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RE[5]: are you kidding?
by JAlexoid on Fri 25th May 2012 00:03 in reply to "RE[4]: are you kidding?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

There is no single redeeming feature of Java ME whatsoever.

Even if Android was all Qt, Java ME would be dead.

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