back to article Larry Ellison, Oracle's humble CTO, demos cloud migration at OpenWorld

Larry Ellison is so confident that Oracle's new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering lets customers move their databases and applications to the cloud "with the push of a button" that he was even willing to try it himself in front of an audience of thousands. Ellison used his Tuesday afternoon keynote at this year's OpenWorld …

IT Angle

A bespectacled Ellison, aged 70,

What's so strange about wearing glasses?

From "Four Eyes"

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Simple, they have to point out what's normal, so those freaks that are left out don't feel belittled.

"A majority of 61 percent in the population reported to wear glasses, contact lenses or other reading or visual aids occasionally in 2012"

"The rate for people in their fifties is more than 90 percent and nearly all over-75s wear glasses."

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2013/2013-3849-wm.htm

The stats are similar throughout the western world.

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FAIL

The same thing that's not so strange about him being 70. They're describing the guy standing up on the platform.

Most CTOs a) aren't 70 and b) are too vain to wear glasses

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In other words ...

Luckily enough, Ellison didn't fall victim to the conference-demo curse on his first outing as CTO, and nothing crashed. Lucky enough for the poor saps that put the demo together nothing crashed and they got away with their lives ....

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Re: In other words ...

As an engineer, most devices that misbehave have been known to straighten up and fly right once we show up on the scene. It's the business management types that suffer. Or to put more succinctly, it wouldn't dare (as the machine envisions being picked over in some third-world e-waste dump).

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A technological Dorian Gray. Ellison remains ever youthful whilst Oracle ages, bloats and exudes ever more rankness before us.

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