Because apparently destroying skype, linkedin, hotmail, etc etc etc wasn’t enough.
I can’t fathom the rationale behind this. Apparently there’s an accounting thing that having lots of users means you’re worth lots of money. So, 7.5 billion.
BUT surely there’s nobody out there who doesn’t think that MS buying github will immediately lead to an exodus of most of its users? As far as I’m concerned it’s a given: MS buys github, github users leave en-masse. I know it’s what I’ll be doing.
So basically MS is buying a website which will no longer have any users for 7.5 billion. Good luck with that.
I’d find it funny if it wasn’t so tragic. I liked github. Just like I liked skype.