This is a picture I took a few minutes ago of a lobby in a building in downtown Mountain View, California. What do you feel when you see it? Does it fill you with dread? Do you imagine the horrible, stressful life of a working drone?
Me, I get a chubbie.
I love lobbies. I always have. I’m not sure why, but lobbies are like the prologue of a good book, or the title sequence of a show after a cliffhanger ending and a hiatus. If you love your job, walking in to the lobby should fill you with excitement. If you hate your job, they should, at least, make you not dread the work day so much.
|I couldn't find a picture of the Oracle lobby, but this one has squares.|
“It’s a great big database,” he said.
If you add to that the fact that the Oracle buildings are based on the cylinder, which is also a symbol for a database, you have to admit Larry Ellison is a bit of a nutball. It makes me wonder if there were people like him who hid symbols in things to make conspiracy theorists go nuts.
|I shudder to think what they'd look like if Ellison was in the porn industry.|
|I don't know what they sign is supposed to say. "Hok a loogie here?"|
|Nice tile, but doesn't pull you in, you know?|
|I think I'll take the elevator.|