When Paul Graham went to work for Yahoo after they bought hid startup in 1998, it felt like the center of the world. It was supposed to be the next big thing. It was supposed to be what Google turned out to be.What went wrong? The problems that hosed Yahoo go back a long time, practically to the beginning of the company. They were already very visible in 1998. Yahoo had two problems Google didn't: easy money, and ambivalence about being a technology company.