Friday, May 04, 2007

Microsoft and Yahoo: A Really Bad Idea - Columns by PC Magazine

Dvorak is right on target with this one, he says this is not a 5+5=10 situation but a 5+5=6 situation, or 5 or 4.

But I'm all for it!

I don't like either company. If someone you didn't like was drowning, wouldn't you throw him a brick?

Well, no. But these are big EVIL companies. Kill kill kill!

Or at least if the management of these companies are as clueless as we've all believed, why not let them sink one another a bit faster?

Of course Google needs competition, so if Yahoo and Microsoft ceased to be relevant tomorrow wouldn't this be a bad thing?

Well, yes, if you consider them relevant now. I think Google has more to fear from smaller companies. From the numbers that WSJ used earlier today we can see that the per employee numbers from the three companes look like this:

What does this mean?

I have no idea. But I produced it using Google Docs and spreadsheets and that's good enough for me. No Microsoft or Yahoo software required. I won't miss the combined company as it sinks further into the deep blue sea. Blub blub.

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