Re: Yahoo still going?
Inertia and path-dependence are powerful forces! The last time I made a "public service" Facebook post about the immediate need of all Yahoo! users to re-set their passwords -- was it 2 or 3 weeks ago or so? -- I found out that many of my friends still use Yahoo! for their e-mail.
But they're not half as stupid or lazy as I am: I still use AOL for my primary e-mail address! And curse it every single time I sign in. Even just using their Web site (I stopped loading their God-accursed software onto my computer years ago!), the ads and the memory leaks quickly bring my computer to its knees.
But moving would be such a royal pain in the arse. And GMail (the most obvious alternative) would bring its own set of myriad annoyances. While it does several things better than anyone else I know of, it does a whole slew of things wrong, too. Including several that even lowly, God-accursed AOL gets right!
Google's motto could be: "We usually suck a bit less than the others. But sometimes we don't."