Why this and not that? Technology in the America’s Cup: Against all odds | The Economist

Technology in the America’s Cup: Against all odds | The Economist.

 

“That” refers to Oracle’s core products, the software it sells to an enormous pool of enterprise customers. And my query is this: Much of what it sells lacks the ruthless creativity and ingenuity beautifully demonstrated in the America’s Cup. It’s not that Ellison deprecates the race; hardly. In fact, he seems to value the achievement of the race more than his company’s technology. The result? One is exciting and flies into headwinds to win, using genius and teamwork; the other?