By any standard other than 'Web 2.0 Douchebag' - Yahoo is SUPREMELY cool, whatever you think of their long-term prospects or what might have been.
"gave us Hadoop" -> let Doug do what he wanted.
I'm not convinced they've "given more to FOSS" - significant examples other than Hadoop and Doug's work?
Perhaps I spent too much time inside that particular sausage factory.
Would you go work there, right now?
I've never worked there, but if I could work on a cool project - yes, I would.
You do sound like you have a unique perspective :) I've always heard nothing but bad things about Yahoo management, and if they acquired my baby and kilt it I'm sure I'd hate them too. Don't the cash and freedom make up for it, somewhat?
The problem is that the number of cool projects is pretty minimal. They're in duck and cover mode. They'll get pushed to trim employees further and further to stretch the revenues out.
I wish I had not sold it to them. The cash and freedom do not even come close; I would rather work on a big, popular product.
But yeah, I can see how you'd feel like you do.
BTW, I still use Delicious every day, thanks for creating it.
Yahoo did not killed Delicious (launched in 2003), Google Reader (2005), FriendFeed (2006), Twitter (2007) and bit.ly did!
"Yahoo for cloudera," the groudskeepers say.
Dawn dew burns upward -- a fine mist.
The gall. Seriously.
"Thus did Schachter come to believe that the deal was what was best for Del.icio.us. And it's pretty good for him too. If reports of a price north of $30 million are accurate, the acquisition puts his net worth (on paper) at more than $15 million."
( http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/busine... )
Yahoo sets this little brat up for life and he has the audacity to talk about them as a "sausage factory?" Frankly, I think Yahoo has done a good job with Delicious BECAUSE they have tinkered with it so little. And what they HAVE done with the UI is a vast improvement. Remember all the worry when Yahoo bought Flickr? Most Flickr users say it's far better and more stable than ever. I just have problems with his taking the kind of money from this company like he did and then turn around in 4 years and bitch and moan and say he wished he hadn't sold. Does anybody here REALLY believe that? Put him back in his old apartment surviving on Mac 'n Cheese without the luxury home, trips, cars, gifts to family, etc. and see how badly he wished he would never have sold.
Shame, Josh Schachter, shame.
Either I am retarded, or there's an awful lot of standard BS that Hadoop fixes.
Kinda a big deal, yeah. Major changes coming to computing in general as new opportunities present themselves.