Who are the Survivors in IT?
Now that the second season of "Survivor" is over, what are the show's junkies to do?Now that the second season of "Survivor" is over, what are the shows junkies to do? What we need is a high-tech industry version of the show. All of us, in one way or another, seem to be playing a game of survival, either getting voted out by layoffs or bankruptcy or sticking around a little while longer trying to make it to the next Wall Street Tribal Council. I propose putting the leaders of several technology companies into a harsh realm, perhaps the server room of an application service provider that has hit the skids and whose air conditioner has gone on the fritzlets say Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison make our final four. They will be armed only with their wits and shipping versions of their products.
In the final reward challenge, the four of them must watch the NASDAQ for 8 straight hours and see whose stock options gain or lose the most value. Torvalds, whos not really in the profit business, folds early, while Gates and Ellison battle down to the final gavel, with Larry edging Bill on the news that IBM just bought Informix.