Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Geeky Humor

In San Diego, when I had slow jobs that allowed me a lot of time to waste time at work, I read a lot of 'Rants and Raves' on Craigslist. These days, I work hard for my money, but still, every once in a while, I'll take some time to read the random smut people post on Craigslist. I sat down tonight to catch up on 'Missed Connections' here in the Bay Area and discovered this funny little piece someone posted regarding the potential hostile takeover of Yahoo! by Microsoft... This is big news here in the Silicon Valley - a real digital telenovela!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

Love, Mer

I Thought You We're Looking at Me in Silicon Valley - 33 (sunnyvale)

Reply to: pers-634073633@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-04-07, 4:47PM PDT

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