I think I should convert to Tantric Buddhism. True, I can support Tibet even more vigorously. But the more pressing reason is, reincarnation seems to be a real thing. Its been a year since Seung-Hui Cho went on a killing spree at Virginia Tech. His evil spirit which possessed Jerry Yang, the founder and current CEO of Yahoo is about to unleash another bloodbath now.
When M$ made the offer, which everyone knows is the inevitable marriage of a young girl with a toothless, chair throwing, bald, old man with money (aka Ballmer), it was expected that many Yahoo developers would jump ship. But little did they expect the suicidal maniac in Jerry Yang to try sinking Yahoo and its employees with it.
I mean, Jerry wants to outsource Search Ads to Google! Come on, will any self-respecting Software Engineer work for a company that outsources its core business? Even if the test idea was to push M$ to raise the offer, how exactly does it work? You admit that your business is dead and ask more price for the carcass, is it?
And then there are other suitors. Imagine that you get a tip-off that a flight to the city of your in-laws is gonna blow up mid air. Will you not be tempted to put your wife on it? I mean, she is happy to get a trip to her parents and you're quite happy to get rid of her. Nice deal, rite?
Thats exactly what M$, Time Warner and News Corp wanna do. They were looking to dispose off MSN, AOL and MySpace resp and have found a Bodhisattava in Jerry Yang, to relieve them of their suffering. Ofcourse the Chinese (aka Google) will be happy to see all these splittists dead.
The only sane outcome from this mass renunciation would be Yahoo acquiring MSN and MySpace plus some cash in exchange for majority shares to M$ and Murdoch in the combined entity. The company should still be called Yahoo, remain in Sunnyvale and should eventually embrace M$ platforms.
M$ should divest itself of all internet crap its been building and return to its core businesses (i.e. become another old aunty like IBM, Sun etc). AOL can be bought by Google for some small change or just close shop, since nobody will notice anyway.