The Burning Platform
May I direct you to this beautifully written new artice at phonearena.com:
One clear and unusually calm night, Nokia packed its stuff, walked to the edge of its burning platform, took a last look back, and then there it was, the next moment, falling towards the freezing waters of the Baltic Sea. With an audible thump that almost pierced the night, it fell right onto the Microsoft life-boat - a large, slow-moving vessel that was sure to reach its destination much later than the other boats. However, one of the things that attracted Nokia's attention was the unusually small crew of the boat. What an opportunity for Nokia this was! With so few people on board, it could easily stand out and earn itself a prominent position. The position that has been taken away from it... Surely this was a great opportunity to make use of its many talents. Soon, people were once again going to be talking about it, about Nokia, and this night would remain nothing but a distant memory, an event from its past that simply pushed it towards greatness once again.
I like how its feel a bit like the pre-Christmas season...as
The burning platform has now fallen [RIP, Symbian...]
....and the coming months will write the next chapters of that BIG story! What's in Santa Clauses bag for Nokia, Windows Phone, and for us, the consumer of both the gadgets and the stories...? I'm very curious! :-)