You're correct, we did read it differently
While I wholeheartedly agree that the consequences of Elop's "strategy" were quite obvious, Ahonen did more than speculate - he tried (and, for the most part, succeeded) to back up his statements. He provided hard data, several possible market share collapse forecasts (which turned out to be faily accurate - much closer than the projections issued by any other ratings agency), and several ways to try and fix Nokia's decline.
That's why I was a bit miffed - I dislike other people's actual work to be brushed aside with a shallow joke. I know this kind of belittling "humor" is endemic, but it's representative for the pernicious "bah, big deal, I could've done the same thing if I'd only bothered to work at it" mindset.
Woah, he predicted Windows Phone would not succeed at the level of iPhone and Android? Better tell James Randi to hang it up, because we got a real god damned psychic right here!
Bra-vo, very sarcastic and blasé, but unfortunately it makes you look quite ignorant. Ahonen predicted this in February 2011 right after Elop's announcement. For example:
- Microsoft's solution: System Center Configuration Manager
- Free + OSS solution: Local Update Publisher (uses the same official, documented APIs as SCCM)
The enterprise MSIs are patched in sync with the other updates. Managing Chrome via LUP + the Chrome ADMs is a breeze, since if an "uncontrolled" (LocalAppData) Chrome instance starts and there's a MSI on the machine, the uncontrolled instance will respect the GPO settings.