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?