The Nativity as told in The Gospel according to Yahoo

In those days Marissa Mayer issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Yahoo workforce. (This was the first census that took place while Marissa was governor of Yahoo). And every employee went to the head office to register.

So Joseph also went up from his cosy home office to the town of Sunnyvale in California, because he belonged to the project team that had been working remotely. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to collaborate with him and they were expecting to be even more creative together.

While they were there, the time came for the idea to be born and they gave birth to a new paradigm. They wrapped it in a PDF and placed it in a shared folder in the cloud, because there was no room on the local server.

And there were workplace consultants living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their projects at night. An angel of interaction and collaboration appeared to them, and the glory of innovation shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of Sunnyvale an old way of working has been reborn to you. This will be a sign to you: You will find a PDF wrapped in an approved template and lying in the clouds.’

Suddenly a great company of workplace strategists appeared with the angel, praising the return to the office and saying, ‘Glory to Marissa in the highest, and in the activity based workplace, peace to those on whom her favour rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into the coworking space, the consultants said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Sunnyvale and see this thing that has happened, which Linked-in has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the pdf, which was lying in the cloud.

When they had seen the PDF, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this paradigm shift, and all who heard it were amazed at what the consultants said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The consultants returned, glorifying and praising Yahoo for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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