Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz’s layoff memo to employees, which complains about leaks, was leaked to journalist Kara Swisher, who has posted it.

The New York Observer ran the memo through a word cloud app and came up with this

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Carol Bartz’s Layoff Memo to Yahoos 15 December,2010Jon Brooks

  • harold

    Not a single word about the missing towel. If the culprit would just confess, they wouldn’t have to keep firing 4% of the workforce…


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, 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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