IBM and Rational Software Sign Agreement for IBM to Acquire Rational.

Wow, didn’t see this coming. No kidding. Guess I should learn who Sam Palmisano is. And I wanna know if I can get a cheap ThinkPad.

Some coverage from around the horn:

  • The NY Times take on this move as part of the IBM vs. Microsoft battles past/present/future.
  • The always-well-informed Slashdot zealots weigh in. They ask the important questions, like "Will Rose become open source this week?"
  • And the Yahoo message boards are entertaining, especially if you like cynical and bitter comments.
  • Even f*ckedcompany has an interesting link.
  • Some speculation about a Microsoft counter-offer. Rumors get started, then all sorts of various people cover it.