Тема: Любопытная статья о том, как финский журналист Нокию спасал
Собственно, нам она любопытна вот этим эпизодом:
All of a sudden he went silent. He looked directly in my eyes and said: “This conversation is in confidence, isn’t it?”
I assured him that it was.
“I agree completely with everything that you wrote in your letter and with what you have said now.”
I was astounded.
“I agree completely with you and I want to apologise on behalf of Nokia for producing a bad telephone for you.”
Then the manager started to tell about how a top-secret project had been launched at Nokia for the design of a completely new operating system. It would result in new kinds of telephones. They would be easy to use and they would change everything.
I met the same manager again a few years later.
Then I found out that he had been talking about the MeeGo. However, the project made slow progress, and finally the new CEO Stephen Elop shelved it completely.