In case you missed it over the weekend, Microsoft has sent a very public letter to Yahoo's board of directors giving them three weeks to work out a deal to be "embraced and enhanced" by the Redmond mothership or face a hostile takeover attempt.

Here's the letter. I think it's already gotten hostile. "Three weeks or else" is hardly playing by the Queensbury rules, so to speak.

I smell desperation. Vista has been an unmitigated disaster. Moving the Windows O/S off the desktop and into Yahoo's cloud would perhaps be the quickest fix.

My last thought on all this; if Microsoft is going to give anyone a three week deadline, why not give it to Vista's service pack team?