[FoRK] Oracle buys Sun; Now owns Java; Becomes a hardware player

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 19:41:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> Apple's success is because of their razor-like focus on real
> consumers. Apple wouldn't compromise that for roughly all the money on
> Earth. Sun wouldn't know a real consumer if it hit them in the face.
> Huge cultural gap there.

Gota agree on this. Apple knows its bread is buttered by pumping out
disposable/autoobsoleting  gizmos that their fan base will buy in a
subscription like manner. Things like servers...not so much. Heck,
what are their margins on OSx?

> It's really hard to imagine a more dull, status-quo reaffirming
> outcome for the sun acquisition, which is a shame.

An Ellison McNealy wedding cake is amusing but mostly  fluffnnutter.

Maybe IBM can buy BEos out of the grave:)-

-tom(and why did they give up the think pad market?)higgins.

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