Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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RE[2]: everybody's fault
by jared_wilkes on Sat 13th Oct 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE: everybody's fault"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Why? Many engineers love to carve out personal fiefdoms, championing their own tech at the cost of others, portraying their work as the best. Many engineers knowingly exploit and thrive under bad management and fear good management.

Edited 2012-10-13 18:27 UTC

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RE[3]: everybody's fault
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 14th Oct 2012 06:53 in reply to "RE[2]: everybody's fault"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Too true. Its tough to give a project to a fellow coworker and have him fix all the stuff you missed. its a blow to the ego. The better engineers realize that while others will always find their mistakes easier, they become better by having them discovered and by finding their peers mistakes as well. You have to look for the bad parts as well as the good parts.

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RE[3]: everybody's fault
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Oct 2012 13:29 in reply to "RE[2]: everybody's fault"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I worked with these developers/engineers and there is a lot of NIH syndrome, which pushes up costs quite a bit.

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RE[3]: everybody's fault
by Soulbender on Mon 15th Oct 2012 02:59 in reply to "RE[2]: everybody's fault"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Why?


Because it is managements very *job* to make sure things work well and goals are met.

Many engineers knowingly exploit and thrive under bad management and fear good management.


This is a management failure. If they did their job this situation would not exist.

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