On Yahoo!’s legacy

Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 [Thursday, 24 Feb 2011]

Jason Scott:

All I can say, looking back, is that when history takes a look at the lives of Jerry Yang and David Filo, this is what it will probably say:

Two graduate students, intrigued by a growing wealth of material on the Internet, built a huge fucking lobster trap, absorbed as much of human history and creativity as they could, and destroyed all of it.

Update: Matt Linderman has compiled the stories of three high-profile Yahoo! acquisitions.