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.