I was reading about the merger proposal by Microsoft to Yahoo. I am rather firmly opposed to it. When Gates likes to talk about "innovation", it rings rather hollow when Microsoft does not "innovate"; it buys someone in the space they want to enter. Honestly, I would rather see them continue their own search engine than buy Yahoo. Can they not compete by writing their own? I am rather hoping that they get turned down by the various regulatory bodies or by Yahoo's own shareholders.