Arik Hesseldahl

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Yup, He’s Gone — Oracle Confirms Departure of Longtime Sales Exec

Oracle today confirmed the departure of Executive Vice President Keith Block in a regulatory filing today. Block was the author of a series of embarrassing instant messages disparaging Oracle’s own Sun Microsystems line of products. They emerged in documents filed by Hewlett-Packard in the ongoing lawsuit over Intel’s Intanium chip. Block had been with Oracle since 1986.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus