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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A few corrections
by lucas_maximus on Thu 15th Aug 2013 19:16 UTC
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Firstly he didn't say Google was Evil. He said they did an "Evil Thing".

He also didn't say that spying was okay. He actually said that if the information was used for anything other than terrorism it would be wrong and that credit card companies already know so much more.

But I actually watched the whole televised interview rather than incorrectly summarising it.

Edited 2013-08-15 19:19 UTC

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