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: Meh
by kwan_e on Tue 13th Aug 2013 15:21 UTC in reply to "Meh"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

Apple is on a downhill slope unless they pull out a rabbit very soon.


If they hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

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RE[2]: Meh
by galvanash on Tue 13th Aug 2013 18:39 in reply to "RE: Meh"
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2006-01-25

If they hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.


Stringing together a bunch of idioms is a piece of cake... But you hit the nail on the head - if Apple lets the cat out of the bag (assuming the cat doesn't cost and arm and a leg), well the rest of the tech sector may have to come to grips with the fact that they might have bitten off more than they can chew.

I hope Larry Ellison breaks a leg (in this case not an idiom).

Edited 2013-08-13 18:40 UTC

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