Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bye bye Meg, we hardly knew ye

What is there to say? Meg Whitman ran eBay for a decade, lending a certain glamour and cache to the online auction company. Okay, maybe glamour is an overstatement. But I'll bet many a young female tech hopeful out there saw Meg's face on the cover of Fortune and thought, "if she can do it, so can I." The dirty little secret of Silicon Valley is that there are far too few Whitmans and Fiorinas out there, and far too many doughy men in suits. And Meg made some smart calls while at eBay, wouldn't you say? Paypal. Good move. Skype. A definite maybe. It could pan out some day, if they figure out how to get people to pay for it.

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