Kara Swisher

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A Video Tip for Yahoo: "The Aloof"

Yesterday, I posted a video of the classic Nancy Sinatra song, “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” as a metaphoric tip for Microsoft to deal with its continuing rejection from Yahoo.

Then someone sent me this video answer to Sinatra’s, which turns out to be a perfect path for Yahoo to follow in its likely futile efforts to ward off the attentions of the software giant.

From the movie “Sweet Charity,” it’s called “The Aloof,” and subtitled, “Rich Man’s Frug.”

Perfect!

Here’s the video:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik