Databases are money

This is the headquarters of Oracle Corporation, where I worked from 1991 until 1993.

It’s a striking campus, isn’t it?

I always thought that the buildings looked like big stacks of coins, a huge pile of money perched between 101 and the San Francisco Bay. It seemed a fitting look for the company.

Today, looking at this photo, I have suddenly realized that the buildings are probably intended to look like disc drives. Which is maybe a more fitting visual symbol for a database company, and certainly less creepy than buildings designed to look like money.

So now I like the look of the campus more. And I feel a little silly.

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