I want this mug
But I think that Yahoo acquiring Tumblr isn’t a horrible thing. People are trying to draw parallels to other services, like Flickr and Geo cities, that we destroyed under Yahoo, but that happened during other CEOs, Not Marissa Mayer.
I was able to meet David Karp (Founder, and CEO of Tumblr) once, he’s bright he knows what he’s doing and what is best. I’m sure he wouldn’t sell unless he truly believed that Marissa will give him the resources he needs to continue building tumblr.
Marissa also needs to show that she bringing back Yahoo from being a fringed site, from the olden day of Web 1.0 and can engage in the new mobile web space.
These are two very smart, very capable people. I want this to succeed, not because I want to tumblr to continue, but because I want them show the world that they knew what they were doing. To prove the pundits wrong.