You Know You’ve Lost When…

Sounds like the start of a Jeff Foxworthy comedy routine. Instead, we have Microsoft at its saddest:

In the ongoing battle between Microsoft and Google over the market for office software, Massachusetts legislators are now considering a bill that would restrict cloud computing services from using student data for commercial purposes like (but not limited to) advertising. According to The Wall Street Journal, the bill is the work of Microsoft, which is trying to protect its lucrative Office business from encroachments by Google’s free Apps for Education.

I’m not saying that Microsoft is wrong and that privacy for schools and students shouldn’t be a concern but come on! Battle this out in the market, not by crying to your local legislature.