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]: So much for
by tylerdurden on Tue 13th Aug 2013 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE: So much for"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

This should be of no surprise. Oracle has always had massive ties with the 3-letter agency soup in the US. Even their name is derived from the original DB project their founders worked on for the CIA.

Edit: oops someone beat me to the punch.

Edited 2013-08-13 20:08 UTC

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RE[3]: So much for
by organgtool on Wed 14th Aug 2013 02:42 in reply to "RE[2]: So much for"
organgtool Member since:
2010-02-25

Even their name is derived from the original DB project their founders worked on for the CIA.

I thought it was an acronym for One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison.

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