Drama in the North Atlantic
It’s like tying the Titanic to the iceberg. It’d keep you from sinking just long enough to freeze to death.
—Andy Baio’s take
on Microsoft buying the sinking Yahoo
Via Daring Fireball
, which serves up a cogent analysis. The prognostication: Microsoft will either sell or shutter Yahoo’s products and migrate customers onto Microsoft’s products like Hotmail.and another…
The Borg-Yahoo merger won't work. Here’s why. It’s like taking the two guys who finished second and third in a 100-yard dash and tying their legs together and asking for a rematch, believing that now they’ll run faster.
Here’s the weird thing: I first heard that line about the 100-yard dash from Ballmer himself, maybe a decade ago.