Fake Steve Jobs on Microsoft's Yahoo bid

Fake Apple CEO says deal would be like taking the second- and third-place finishers in a sprint, tying their legs together, and asking for a rematch.

I had to chuckle at Fake Steve Jobs' analysis of the potential of the Microsoft-Yahoo deal.

"The Borg-Yahoo merger won't work," writes Fake Steve (also known as Forbes magazine's Daniel Lyons) in a blog posting. "Here's why. It's like taking the two guys who finished second and third in a 100-yard dash and tying their legs together and asking for a rematch, believing that now they'll run faster."

Scroll down to the end and you'll get another hilarious mental picture. "Imagine a circus act in which two enormous, clumsy, awkward elephants that don't really like each other are supposed to mate while riding on skateboards," Lyons writes.

Lyons also offers several graphical depictions of the merger, not all of which are tasteful enough for me to link to, but they are not hard to find on the site, which has a number of other MicroHoo-related posts.

What I wonder is what the real Steve thinks about the merger. Feel free to e-mail me, Steve. You know where to reach me.

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    During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft. E-mail Ina.


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