Friday, May 29, 2009

Told Ya!

Here we are, this is from today's D:

Google’s Gmail is now the leading contender to replace BlitzMail as the College’s e-mail system, according to biology professor C. Robertson McClung, chair of the Task Force on E-mail and Collaboration Technology and associate dean of the faculty for the sciences.

Remember folks, you heard it here first!


lonepine said...

Of course, the Review conveniently omits the fact that the D reported neither Microsoft nor Google intend to charge the college for their services -- contrary to the Review's reporting on the issue.

Michael J. Edgar said...


Neither company intends to charge for the USE of the services, as they will be supported by ads after students graduate (and the hope that those students will continue to use the respective company's services post-graduation).

However, Microsoft has quoted a number between $2.5-3 million for installation and training - a one-time, up-front cost.