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.