The Register: Oracle turns into Franklin Mint
Jul 07, 2000, 11:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Cullen)
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"This week someone bid £100,000 for a handbag once owned
by the increasingly batty former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.
But it was for charity, so that's all right, then."
"But into whose pocket will the money go for the first 10 Oracle
NIC Internet Appliances to roll off the production lines? These are
to be sold complete with letters of authentication, through
Amazon's new auction service. So what's this: Oracle is now the
Franklin Mint of the computer industry?"
"No doubt the Amazon auction will succeed in lathering up
the hype for the NIC, a cheap and cheerless device. But it does
seems a little peculiar to apply the marketing tactics of luxury/
scarcity - squeeze the best price through a limited edition,
instant collectors' item."
- CNET News.com: Ellison signs off on latest version of network appliance(Jul 07, 2000)
- PC World: Ellison Launches $199 Appliance [NIC](Jun 29, 2000)
- TechWeb: Network Computer: The Next Generation(Jun 19, 2000)
- Open Source IT: ASP Market Takes Off, Taking Linux With It(Jun 08, 2000)
- Forbes: Ellison Backs Another Microsoft Competitor(May 09, 2000)
- NewsBytes: Oracle Spin-off Launches $199 PC With Giveaway(May 09, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Linux companies attracting deals(Apr 18, 2000)
- The Standard: The Network Computer Strikes Again!(Mar 23, 2000)
- SF Chronicle: Oracle...CEO Ellison determined to sell alternative to PCs(Oct 09, 1999)