Puzzled about Lookout Puzzlement

I’m puzzled why so many people are puzzled about Microsoft buying Lookout Software. Consider:

  1. Search is the biggest information management problems people face
  2. Email search is among the biggest search problems people face
  3. Microsoft’s search for its Outlook mail client is crummy
  4. Lookout’s search for Outlook isn’t crummy
  5. Microsoft’s Big Picture solutions — WinFS and Longhorn — look too big and too far away to help

Is it any surprise Microsoft is buying Lookout?

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