I guess anything that happens in the three-dimensional world is a live event these days.

From Business Insider — Yahoo! Layoffs: LIVE, featuring tweets and emails from today’s bloodletting.

As a former full-time Yahoo! employee and contractor who has long-time friends at the company and who still remembers to use the exclamation point at the end of the name, I hate to see this happening over and over.

Yet I can’t help wondering: Yahoo! started out two guys in a trailer, maybe it’s going to end that way.

UPDATE 11:45 a.m. On Quora, some companies are steppling up to the plate in answering this question:

Which startups/companies are interested in hiring laid-off Yahoo employees in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Live From the Yahoo! Layoffs 14 December,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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