Here’s an IT news story that bothered me today: “Oracle: Better to ‘crush’ than buy” (

Oracle President Charles Phillips made the following comment at a press briefing concerning the possible acquisition of “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 However, the “crushing” mentality makes me instantly empathize with the underdog. Where’s a repeat of David and Goliath when you need one?