Saturday, February 12, 2011

On Nokia going down Microsoft's Lane

Oh, boy, how I wanted to write something about this travesty.
Well, let's start enumerating the issues:

1-Where were the Nokia's shareholders minds, when they brought Elop onboard Nokia?

2-The man is a bureaucrat, he's not a techie. I mean,  bureaucrats do what bureaucrats do: cut costs and fire people.

3-Nokia needs a visionary, not a bureaucrat. They need a Jobs, not another Ron Hovsepian. And Hovsepian things is what Elop will do

4-Oh, no, the guy says they're standing on a burning platform, and then, he tries to extinguish fire with gasoline... That's amazing.

5-Nokia has years of development with Symbian and a fair amount of time developing Meego. They crossed all the way the ocean, and, when they are about to reach the shore, the "CEO" says: No, let's backtrack and forget all we've done so far. Jeesus Merciful, what a MORON.

6-And then, he speaks about ecosystems, saying Nokia's attempts  produced no results. Ok, I give him that, let's say that would be true(it's not). Well, what the Einstein does then? Chooses a platform with NO ECOSYSTEM AT ALL. Oh, boy, are you sure this guy is not suffering from detachment from reality ?

7-Then, make all that noise Nokia's in trouble. It's not. Actually, M$ is in more trouble than Nokia. The fact is, Nokia's suffers because it's big. What's easier to move around? An elephant or an ant ? Nokia's gigantic size is their problem, they can't move fast enough, and can't match Apple's speed, since Apple has only Hypefone to take care, nor Google's speed, since Google only makes the operating system, and does not have to care about hardware.

8-Then, I say: Choosing WMP7 over their own in house creations will fail to make waves, he's just exchanging a number six for half a dozen. Nokia's problem is not the mobile OS, it is its size, and, if they don't do something about it, not even Einstein coupled with, say, Alan Touring, can save them.

Let's say Nokia today is like IBM from the past 70's. IBM could not compete with the growing home computer market. Then, they hired M$ to make their operating system. Well, the rest of this history, everybody knows: IBM almost went down the drain, and M$ became a powerful behemoth, that still harms IT to this day. Seems like folks at Nokia haven't learned from history.

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