What a crazy busy week.
Now, Microsoft and Yahoo are said in discussions to merge...again.
My favorite headline in the blogosphere on this news thus far comes from my compadre to the great white north, Mathew Ingram:
Two icebergs, roped together
Ha, and no penguins in sight.
Of course, with all this global warming going on, it's not a good time to be an iceberg.
"They are like icebergs: not only is nine-tenths of them unseen, but they are slow-moving and difficult to steer. Impressive? Yes. Powerful? No doubt about it. But fast, or nimble or imaginative? No. Roping them together would do nothing but compound their problems."
I dunno, I thought Microsoft Bob was pretty cool.
And I loved Clippy the talking paper clip in Microsoft Office (who was laid off when Office XP was released). Clippy was kinda like a pre-Second Life avatar.
Ah, I remember the halcyon days of the commercial Intertubes, back when our own John Patrick awarded Jerry and David "Best of Show" for the new Yahoo! search index at Internet World in San Jose (April 1995).
And now it's come to this?
So, a few short seconds ago, I stumbled on over to Yahoo! Answers to see if I could get some wisdom there, typing in the following simple query:
"Who is Microsoft?"
The Yahoo! Answer diviner responded with the following response (Coined "Best Answer -- Chosen By Voters"):
"Microsoft is an evil corporation."
Well, at least their search engine is working.
Do you MicroHoo?