Inside Higher Ed's BlogU recently posted the following article: 5 Reasons Microsoft Will Buy Blackboard. While reading the story I couldn't help but think how different the article might have been if I'd written it. A little something like this ...
The top 5 reasons why we WON'T see Microsoft buying Blackboard by the end of 2010:
- 1. Because they suck! (they = Bb of course)
- 2. Because Microsoft is trying harder not to suck so much.
- 3. Because buying Blackboard would only prove that Microsoft is more evil rather than less.
- 4. Because most of the people in the education space (including lots of Blackboard users) think that Blackborg is a terrible partner for education. Not exactly the best way for Microsoft to become more relevant in the education sector.
- 5. Because they suck!
Please let me know if I've missed anything.