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[2]: Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Tue 13th Aug 2013 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

Most corporations had a founder in some way similar to him in some form.

Then it is a question how long a given corporation is able to keep existing on inertia and funds when those class of founders are no longer around.

I think you only need that innovator until the company has proven itself.

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RE[3]: Comment by Fergy
by cdude on Tue 13th Aug 2013 15:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Fergy"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

A company never stops proving itself. Just cause you got it once doesn't mean you get it forever. See HTC, Nokia, Microsoft.

Edited 2013-08-13 15:43 UTC

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