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…