To his credit, John C. Dvorak held off on the insults until Day One. Over at PCMag he wrote a pathetic hatchet job discrediting Mayer because she is young, looks young and is a Yahoo! outsider. Then, accompanied by little substance to support his claim, he argued that "100 resentful
Yahoo! executives" will stab Mayer in the back before she has a chance. He ends his out-of-touch tirade by linking to a tweet he sent Mayer saying: "@marissamayer Congratulations AND good luck. You are going to need it." He noted that he never heard back from her. John: It never pays to be rude. Plus, it's not that you're 60 years old; your attitude makes you sound older. This is not the Silicon Valley you grew up covering. In 2007, Dvorak, then at MarketWatch, said that "Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone." Then, in PCMag circa 2010, in a classic example of making the same mistake twice, he predicted iPad would be a "good for nothing ... flop." Just because Yahoo! has been a disaster does not mean we should brand Mayer one until she proves otherwise.