IBM is buying Rational

This is interesting… I wonder what comes from that, Rational has been quite close to Microsoft with their UML solutions and I have been wondering many times that why Microsoft hasn’t made their own UML tool. Hmm, there is that Visio but that is not very much UML tool or is it?
I guess they will take soon UML market because obviously VS.NET needs good tool for modeling and why on earth they would give that market to IBM.
Anyway, these are just my Monday thoughts, gotta get another cup coffee…