September 7, 2010

Soundbites about Mark Hurd joining Oracle

I’m on “vacation”, so I don’t know how timely I’ll be in getting back to reporters with quotes on Mark Hurd’s new job at Oracle. I put “vacation” in quotes because my father has been in a coma for over a week back in Ohio; I’m getting stonewalled for information about his and especially about my senile mother’s condition (while there’s a support structure making sure nothing too ridiculous happens, the whole thing has been even harder to block out for a while than if a full set of medical ethics were being used); Linda arrived here with an injury that has largely wrecked the vacation for her (if we had confidence in the local doctors we’d be seeing them for sure, and may yet see them anyway); and the mix of lesser factors is otherwise normal — great place, I took way too much work with me and had clients demanding more, connectivity was deplorable and is still unreliable (this post has been spread out over several hours by yet another connectivity outage), and weather has been a pleasant surprise to date (but clearly I’m benefiting from it a lot less than usual).

My thoughts on Mark Hurd (who I’ve never met) joining Oracle include:


12 Responses to “Soundbites about Mark Hurd joining Oracle”

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  2. Peter on September 7th, 2010 7:30 pm

    Thanks for all your writings, and I hope things go as well as they can with your parents.

  3. Curt Monash on September 8th, 2010 2:19 am

    Thank you, and you’re welcome. 🙂

  4. Ajay Ohri on September 9th, 2010 4:42 am

    Great information- surprising insights about Hurd which I didnt read in / not able to get insights from rest of the sites.

    . I will pray for your Parents- may things go well with you and your family.

  5. Dave Kellogg on September 9th, 2010 11:53 am

    Hang tough, Curt. I hope things improve quickly.

  6. RC on September 9th, 2010 2:55 pm

    I hope that you can still enjoy your vacation.

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