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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Stefano Mosconi (CTO of Jolla) gives a review of the past year, talking about decisions and developments in the company such as changing the SoC manufacturer for their first handset, switching to Wayland with Qt5 for Sailfish and opening their Web store and co-creation site.

The road was extremely tough and still we managed to deliver a product to the market in time. We focused on quality and stability rather than on number of features and we committed to our customers to listen to them and support the phone so it will remain valuable, relevant and well performing. We did this in about 100 guys and girls: we built an OS, an app store, a product, logistic and sales channels, online collaboration tool, SDK and developer intake.

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"In Guys and Girls"
by jockm on Tue 14th Jan 2014 02:59 UTC
jockm
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2012-12-22

We did this in about 100 guys and girls


I know what he meant, and that english probably isn't Stefano Mosconi's first language, but man does that sound creepy, and a bit sexist...

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RE: "In Guys and Girls"
by vicdavery on Tue 14th Jan 2014 08:55 in reply to ""In Guys and Girls""
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2012-11-30

Or like a close-knit team that really enjoy working together.

Get over yourself, "guys and girls" is a friendly colloquial expression in my book.

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RE[2]: "In Guys and Girls"
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 14th Jan 2014 17:08 in reply to "RE: "In Guys and Girls""
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2008-06-02

Or like a close-knit team that really enjoy working together.

Get over yourself, "guys and girls" is a friendly colloquial expression in my book.


I think he was referring to the word "in" that preceded "guys and girls", not the phrase itself.

"We did this in about 100 guys and girls: we built an OS, an app store, a product, logistic and sales channels, online collaboration tool, SDK and developer intake."

In other words, it looks like he's saying that the development of Jolla's software and hardware literally took place within the bodies of 100 people. I'm assuming that's not what Mosconi meant, unless Jolla phones are like xenomorphs & need to gestate inside a human host.

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RE[2]: "In Guys and Girls"
by jockm on Wed 15th Jan 2014 05:20 in reply to "RE: "In Guys and Girls""
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

Re-read it. Then re-read it again. IN guys and girls? With would be the right term. In, as the other commenter points out gives the impression that it is a scene out of Aliens.

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