MS to buy Yahoo - how depressing
By was on Jan 31, 2008
I've been using my yahoo email address forever as my non-work email address. I've never been a fan of using an email address from my ISP (which I could just as easily be using), mainly because I change ISPs like I change hardware (pretty darn often).
I'm not looking forward to changing email addresses and converting completely to google, but it certainly looks like that's in the cards. If MS buys Yahoo I'm likely to move. As much as MS says they won't change anything, I beg to differ. Look at hotmail, it was promised forever that they wouldn't change the interfaces, and then it went through iteration after iteration of significantly worse experiences until you get the complete piece of crap that is hotmail today (my wife is a longtime user).
I hope Yahoo stays free and separate - but I understand the financials as well - it's certainly a pretty sweet offer. If I was CEO it would be very hard to turn down.