Red Herring: MySQL's Swedish Accent
Oct 09, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database maker MySQL,
compares his company to Dell, a late-comer to the PC market that
slowly outfoxed competitors by selling high-quality products at
lower prices, and cleverly using the Web to cut costs.
"'Dell came in and said, 'We have a smarter way and better way
of selling goods.' That is our model as well.' says the loquacious
Mr. Mickos, who recently relocated to Menlo Park, California,
although the company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and has another
office in Seattle. 'We are the Dell of databases.'
"Just another example of entrepreneurial hubris? Maybe