Dare Obasanjo mulls on the measure of success:
One of the interesting things I've noticed due to the discussion about Yahoo!'s purchase of del.icio.us is how differently success is judged in the post-dotbomb technology startup scene. ....
I tend to agree with Anil Dash, del.icio.us isn't yet a success except for being successful at making the founders and VCs a good return on their investment. If a service can grow to be 5 times as large and still be considered a failure then I think it is safe to say that calling del.icio.us a success is at best premature. [via Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life]
What I felt about the original dotcom boom was that I misunderstood it - it wasn't about creating product, value etc etc it was about selling a business plan, aka Vapour, and then spending the £/$ the plan accrued for you on having a ton of fun. I haven't got any idea what is going on here, I don't know what Yahoo is up to.