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February 11, 2008 12:10 PM

Yahoo deal is Ballmer's baby, which now has colic

Posted by Brier Dudley

How long will the squawking over the Yahoo deal continue before it settles down in the arms of papa Steve?

The Wikipedia entry on colic has some guidance:

"The condition typically appears within the first two weeks of life and almost invariably disappears, often very suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old."

We're in Week 2. I'll bet that within three to four months, the Yahoo shareholders lined up in favor of the deal will have quieted the partisan fits. Then the only challenges will be fussy nannies who can't leave it alone.

Am I off base in saying the Yahoo deal is Ballmer's baby?

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Posted by Steven Hodson

2:07 PM, Feb 11, 2008

No not at all .. I have been maintaining that this is Ballmer's swan song since day one - http://www.winextra.com/2008/02/10/my-turn-at-the-microsoftyahoo-fiasco/

Posted by Bob

7:13 PM, Feb 11, 2008

"Am I off base in saying the Yahoo deal is Ballmer's baby?"

"Hairball" might have been more accurate.

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