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Babbling happily to the New York Times' redoubtable John Markoff about the continuing boom in Silicon Valley, Oracle president Ray Lane tells of how he was apparently 'forced' to shop on the Internet. Oh dear. What's that thing Oracle's so keen on? Begins with 'I', doesn't it? Isn't Oracle supposed to be some kind of big noise in e-commerce? Lane, bless him, has apparently been moaning that there's so much money around that he couldn't find a single dealership with the new Porsche he wanted in the whole of Northern California. So he bought one via the Internet instead. Oh dear oh dear. Better take a look at his default settings, Larry. ®

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