Thursday, March 01, 2012

No New Posts or Comments

Taking advice from Barney, I'm going to nip it in the bud.

This will likely be the last post at Desire2Blog, at least as it is currently configured and at this address. Maybe there will be a new and different version of D2B in the future - maybe not. As such, no new comments will be accepted for publication on the blog, because 1) I no longer care to moderate them, and 2) because one person can only be called an @$$hat and jackhole so many times (on a 4 year old post that I no longer care about) before they choose to ignore the whole thing.

It was fun for quite a while. The site will remain here as long as I have some control over that option, but I might get hit by a bus tomorrow (Hurray! That jackhole deserves it!!), in which case all bets are off.

A few stats: 1st post was on March 16, 2006 - a total of 360 posts were made - about 200,000 page views over 6 years - six of the top 10 posts (most views) have the word "Blackboard" in the title.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

D2L is no longer a startup

This post is probably not very important (are they ever?). But I felt compelled to point out a few facts about Desire2Learn. This compelsion (that's a Barney Fife word) was fueled by recent news articles about D2L, like this one:

The Globe and Mail published this article about a new COO at D2L. Notice in the headline that they call D2L a "startup."

I'm not sure why they choose to use that term. How long exactly is a company called a startup?

  • D2L was founded in 1999. I guess that means that they'll be celebrating 13 years in business sometime this year.
  • They currently have more than 600 clients and six million users.
  • There are nearly 400 D2L employees located around the globe.

I have personally been a part of the D2L user community for over 8 years. Doesn't feel like a startup to me.