Kibitzing about the Cloud: Ellison goes off


At last year’s Oracle financial meeting, Larry Ellison went on rant on the over-hyping of the term “cloud computing:”

I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing with all of these announcements.  The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?

Well its been a year later and the abuse of the term cloud has gone from bad to worse.  As a result, when Mr. Ellison appeared at the  Churchill Club last week and the question of Oracle’s possible demise at the hand of the cloud came up, he became a bit animated.  Enjoy!

(I love Ed Zander’s bemusement and reactions)

A man of few words

Of note is Larry’s succinct definition of cloud computing:  “A computer attached to a network.”  And its business model? “Rental.”

Pau for now…

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2 Responses to Kibitzing about the Cloud: Ellison goes off

  1. HeyHeyYouYou says:

    Seriously, I had to Google “cloud computing” a while back and when I read what it meant, I thought, “that’s it???” I’ve been cloud computing and I didn’t even know it. It’s hard to be as cutting-edge as I am here in the hinterlands of America . . . or is that “bleeding-edge”? Fashion. Turn to the left.

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