Re: The end is near: Coca Cola switches to UDB

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 13:47:24 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 9, 12:29 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Oct 9, 11:27 am, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> snip
> > > When you are on top of the heap you have more ability to make the
> > > customer pay the price that the seller wants.  I don't see that changing
> > > away from Oracle any time soon.
> > Have you heard of a guy named Ken Olsen?
> Not really.
> I was in the IBM mainframe world for a long time ... by the time I
> transitioned over to Oracle Sun and HP were what everyone was pretty
> much running oracle workloads on.  Just a few people hanging in on DEC
> systems in this area.
> I don't think DEC was ever a major player in the computer field the
> way that you appear to think they were.

Whaaaaaa? "At its peak in the late 1980s, Digital was the secondlargest  computer company in the world, with over 100,000 employees." -

And you should thank your lucky stars a little company called RSI decided these mini-computers were a good thing to put their product on, for the CIA.


-- is bogus.
There's some history I wouldn't mind repeating:
Received on Fri Oct 09 2009 - 15:47:24 CDT

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