I just read an interesting post on SeekingAlpha.com about why RedMonk’s James Governor believes IBM should acquire Amazon. The thinking is that “IBM is too risk averse, large-enterprise focused, and lacks a strong presence at the core of the Internet.” It’s just speculation and he doesn’t think it will happen, anyway. Even ignoring the cultural differences, I might be dense, but I don’t understand why anyone would offer this as a good idea or even one worth considering. IBM has never been good at managing consumer businesses. Can anybody explain to me why this might be a good idea?