When I wrote about Harry Debes' now famous "SaaS will collapse soon" interview I gave him credit for inspiring Larry Ellison. "He was Larry Ellison before Larry became the new acquisitive Larry."
Well, Harry is inspiring Larry again.
Seemingly oblivious (or more likely just to create marketing controversy) to the fact that his team had just announced at OpenWorld Oracle availability on amazon's cloud or that HP, which he said all kinds of glowing things about during his own keynote, has been touting cloud computing, Larry went on a tirade berating cloud computing and SaaS.
Last week, Dean Hager of Lawson nuanced his boss' point to the Irregulars, and this week his colleague Joe Thornton forwarded me this article which shows Harry and Larry in unison: If we cannot make money in SaaS or cloud computing, they must be evil. We don't care if others can. If we cannot, something's wrong with the concepts.
Kinda like Sally says in the movie "But I'd like the pie heated and I don't want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side, and I'd like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it, if not then no ice cream just whipped cream but only if it's real; if it's out of the can then nothing."