Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oracle and The Register

I found a great headline last week via syntaxi at twitter.

Oracle shareholders choke on Ellison's package

Oracle shareholders enhance Ellison's package

It seems Gavin Clark over at The Register has a pretty good sense of humor.


Clever Idea Widgetry said...

I am repulsed by Ellison as much as the next guy, but there's a huge difference between the stockholders putting reigns on his overpay and the Congress doing it. A *huge* difference. Because one is private governance of a private assets and the other is unabashed wholesale socialism.

The referenced articles don't even hint at that difference. Why? Because the US has swallowed the socialism pill and there's no going back in our lifetimes. Only forward until collapse.

oraclenerd said...

Agreed with everything but the repulsed part.

Does he make too much money? I don't think so...there are tens of thousands of people who owe their careers to Oracle (and we all make pretty darn good money). But like you said, he only made as much as his private Board allowed (even if it was mostly controlled by him).

And what is too much? Who decides (agreed, the stockholders and such should determine what is too much)? It's a slippery slope there...keep effin congress out of that one.

Not a big fan of socialism or distributed wealth. I've worked my butt to get where I am. I remember going back to school (before I found Oracle) for programming classes. Many of the other students didn't seem to care about the classes, they didn't seem to realize the opportunity presented to them...I say that because many of them were there at someone else's dime. Can I blame them? Not really, I took my first go at college for granted because I had scholarships and my parents helped out with the rest. I could go on and on and on...