Friday, March 4, 2011

Ellison: "Too bad the U.S.S.R. didn't have Oracle."

In my post of Tuesday, Infecting an alien architecture, Part IV, I mentioned that one of the contributors to China's Wophone project was none other than the Chinese government. Looks like they have more than alien architecture in mind. Apparently, Beijing plans to track people's movements via their mobile phones, too.  Which is why you might want to stay away from a swell Wophone deal from ZTE, Huawei, TCL, Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment, Taiwan's Inventec Appliances, HTC, South Korea's Samsung Electronics, and even Motorola in the U.S.

I remember kicking around an ad idea with Larry Ellison some years ago. It never saw the light of day for obvious reasons. Larry said,
"You know, if the U.S.S.R. had Oracle and some decent computing power, they'd never have lost the cold war. A small number of people could run a very large gulag."
Well sports fans, China has sufficient computing power. They have Oracle. And they seem intent on using new technologies to keep pretty close tabs on their people. Without the capability to infect an alien architecture (principle #7 of The Perfect Virus), we might as well throw in the towel right now, because we're doomed to lose the inevitable Great Cyber War.

Too bad China DOES HAVE Oracle.

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