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: I wish this would end
by zima on Thu 18th Oct 2012 23:54 UTC in reply to "I wish this would end"
zima
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When it comes to computing, I seem to have some strange attraction to tech visionaries who went bankrupt for non-tech reasons.

Non-tech? The tech which Nokia put out regularly sucked a bit... (even Meego in its shipping N9 form had issues nobody seems to want to remember http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n9-2-en.shtml ) And the article under discussion basically describes how engineers caused problems, by favouring their pet projects.

Love does cloud judgement, you know...

WRT Amiga - the tech is what killed it. Yes, the 500-generation was impressive, for its time - but the optimised hardware, tightly coupled with software, severely complicated progress (made it slower and more expensive). 1200-gen was, really, not much better - and already lagging behind PCs of the era, rapidly progressing thanks to their more loose architecture and economies of scale.

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