Tossing bad money after bad

Oracle is offering $16 a share for Peoplesoft, valuing the firm at at over five billion. Do they know what they’re buying? Realllly?

Then again, this would concentrate some of the worst code on the planet under one set of roofs; maybe we could get the gummint to precision-bomb ‘im under some WMD clause, or just “Oops” (which seems to work just as well).

[Apologies to anyone who may work there, though I doubt that any of the three people who read this page do. My guess is, if you do work there, you’re looking at the skies every day anyway, pleading silently for the sound of a bomber, or praying for an earthquake…]

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