Thursday, June 05, 2008

Why Google Can Land Its Jets at Moffett Field and Oracle Can’t : Beyond Search

An interesting take on Google's latest rocket science scheme (discount private air force parking and office space on NASA's turf):

Several thoughts popped into my mind as I mulled over the implications of this story:

  1. Messrs Brin and Page will not suffer the indignity that Larry Ellison must tolerate when he tries to land his jet after the San Jose airport closes. $3.66 buys a pretty good parking place I surmise.
  2. The hopes of Microsoft, Verizon, and other companies who have hoped that Google would self destruct in the next year suffered a set back. This deal says that Google is planning for the long haul. The Googlers won’t kick their plan in gear until 2013 which, if the company’s growth rate continues at its present pace, will occur when the GOOG is in the $50 to $60 billion revenue range.
  3. Well, that solves the recruitment problem. Japanese companies built dormitories. If you know what the Google song, exercise program, and warm up suit will be, let me know.

See the full post for a classic closing comment.

Why Google Can Land Its Jets at Moffett Field and Oracle Can’t : Beyond Search

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