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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 14th Aug 2013 10:22 UTC
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I don't care much for Oracle, but it's a shame they bought Sun Microsystems. Now that was an interesting company. Oracle is rather boring.

BTW both Larry and Steve's boat were parked illegally in front of our company (not at the same time). But when I arrived with my camera to snap Steve's boat it had already left. Bastards.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 14th Aug 2013 17:40 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-06-02

BTW both Larry and Steve's boat were parked illegally in front of our company (not at the same time). But when I arrived with my camera to snap Steve's boat it had already left. Bastards.


Figures, Jobs was notorious for illegally parking his little-man-compensation-devices (AKA Mercedes) in handicapped parking spots:

http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Handicapped.txt

one day Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee, who had recently transferred to Cupertino from Paris, had just parked his car and was walking toward the entrance of the main office at Apple when Steve buzzed by him in his silver Mercedes and pulled into the handicapped space near the front of the building.

As Steve walked brusquely past him, Jean-Louis was heard to declare, to no one in particular - "Oh, I never realized that those spaces were for the emotionally handicapped...".


And apparently that particular emotional handicap plagued Jobs right up until the end:

http://www.cultofmac.com/2613/steve-jobs-still-parking-in-handicapp...

Edited 2013-08-14 17:45 UTC

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