Here's an IT news story that bothered me today: "Oracle: Better to 'crush' than buy Salesforce.com" (http://www.techrepublic.com/2100-10878_11-5886961.html)
Oracle President Charles Phillips made the following comment at a press briefing concerning the possible acquisition of Salesforce.com: "In this case I think it would be much more fun to crush them... We see a lot of ways to compete with them. We will try that for a while."
Now, I really don't care one way or the other for Oracle or Salesforce.com. However, the "crushing" mentality makes me instantly empathize with the underdog. Where's a repeat of David and Goliath when you need one?
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.