Softwar

My next reading selection is Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle. So far, so good. I'm not that far into it so we'll see.

It's a portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle's move into network centric computing and integrated applications suites. The topic interests me, but the book is pushing my buttons a little bit. The author tends to err on the side of the sycophant.

I enjoy reading autobiographies, but this isn't one. Granted Larry Ellison is credited with co-authorship but this book is supposed to be about the role of databases and applications software in a networked world. There are interesting lessons to be learned here, I'm sure, but I don't know if a book that lacks objectivity will teach them.

I'll let you know if I read anything interesting.

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