IT bigwigs here at UK have a seemingly inexplicable obsession with Oracle Software. I never was sure whether they were on the take or just morons. This article sheds a different light on it; it’s just the way we do business. We pay coaches millions of dollars to quit coaching; Lexmark pays Oracle millions of dollars to quit selling them software. Yeah, they’re our kind of company!!
I knew this would happen sooner or later. It’s been almost a week, and I haven’t had anything worthwhile to say here.
I wandered around and looked at a couple of other blogs, and found GoogleFight, proof that some people are even more bored than I am. (I tried sex vs. chocolate .. guess which won).
And somehow I stumbled into the DayPop Top 40, which shows what links are currently being hyped in blogs around the world. I’m not sure whether to be amazed or frightened at the amount of energy going into this weird twist of cyberculture. And of course, I’m falling into it myself, linking to Googlefight along with all the rest of the bored sheep.
Pretty funny. Even if it’s simply a result of Google’s integrated view of web links, it’s right on. Though I suspect the RIAA also ranks pretty highly on the evil scale.
I’ve reached the conclusion that most bloggers probably spend way more time surfing the Net than I do, finding all kinds of good articles, etc., to reference. I still tend to prefer print media for leisure reading, but that makes it difficult to cite anything here. For example, there was a neat blurb in The Nation about Halliburton and Enron being the two biggest contributors to the Republican Party’s legal fund in the Florida 2000 debacle. I suppose there are progressive webzines that have the same kind of stuff, but that just doesn’t fit with my reading habits.