What was old is new again or the return of the Luddites

On the heels of Oracle’s dismal earnings release, Ellison announces a “mainframe”class computer server, called the M5, yes a  true to life mainframe. You might wonder -is this the correct century to get bragging rights about the fastest mainframe.

To answer that, one has to look no further than the company’s egotistical CEO, Larry Ellison. When one is unsure about what to do with a failed acquisition(and Sun is a very complex acquisition),  Larry takes the only hammer he has and finds a nail.

While IBM for the most part has been sensibly focused on what powers the global workforce – content and data, Oracle seems to be focused on hardware. reminds me of Luddites – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite FrameBreaking-1812

Sun Microsystems was founded on the premise that the “network is the computer”. I am sure Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Bill Joy are watching a vision gone awry

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