Kara Swisher

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MicroHoo: Talk Amongst Yourselves…

Oh dear, the board of Yahoo (YHOO) “authorized” management to hold talks with both Time Warner’s (TWX) AOL and unsolicited suitor Microsoft (MSFT) in its board meeting last Friday.

Well, this deal is not exactly turning out like buttah–in the words of the laudable “Saturday Night Live” character Linda Richman of “Coffee Talk”–is it?

BoomTown is verklempt.

Thus, since this round of deal-making is obviously going to be done on Yahoo time (that would be using the 724-hours-in-a-day clock), I choose to entertain the troops–until I come up with our next serious screed, oops, post, that is–with this choice video showing Linda, Madonna and Roseanne getting a visit from the patron saint of BoomTown.

Here it is:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work