Updated 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday to correct the month of vacation.
OK, I'm doing what I can to speed along discussions between Microsoft and Yahoo. I'm taking a vacation.
Ordinarily, me leaving the country would be a sure sign that something would happen. Indeed, as soon as I hopped on a plane to Colombia last month, Microsoft issued its three-week ultimatum to Yahoo.
The question here is whether Murphy's law is stronger than Jerry Yang's desire to stay independent. And, since I know companies, like reporters, respond best to a deadline, I'll be back in the country June 8 and back in the office June 12.
Rest assured, that if something does happen while I am exploring sunny Toronto (or rainy Toronto), my News.com colleagues will make sure you don't miss a beat.