"Due to miscalibration of the 4th axis, your object was printed 255 years ago."
Every time somebody diverts attention from the real issue to the partisan blame games, America loses. The fact that yours is one of the first top-rated posts shows how well-trained Americans have become to attacking one another instead of facing the real sources of their problems.
If greedy content providers had their way, then instead of having a single netflix or hulu or amazon account, we would also buy monthly subscriptions to Disney, WB, HBO, Universal, etc. Ain't gonna happen.
Welcome to Mexico, where the highs and lows in life are disproportionately higher/lower than what first-world countries are used to.
You might be wrong about how bad Nokia was pre-Elop:
I worked in the vending industry for a very long time, and have worked with all sorts of bill and coin acceptors.
If the stakes are low (parking meters, etc), then a cheapass validator from some random Spanish company (like this one) is probably fine.
If the stakes are high, get a Swiss-designed Sodeco BNA validator with impeccable security, reliability, and accuracy. Unfortunately, it'll cost a small fortune.
Read a little Tomi: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/
NOK was not even close to dead/dying when Elop was brought in. His 'burning platform' memo killed it.
When did they start using lube?
A vast majority of the WP users I know are connected to MSFT (employees, friends, family, fanboys) and couldn't/wouldn't consider alternatives.
you don't even need the word 'business' there
When you've got a "creative type" in charge of managing a project, you get "creative project management".
Where I work, if a 6-month project ended up taking 3 years, people would be fired. Or overthrown. Or lynched by a mob.
For $228K, I'd move to Atlanta tomorrow even if the job was licking zits.
Submitter dismisses Tomi Ahonen as a 'commentator' (the quotes betray his disdain), but Tomi's an ex-Nokia guy with far more mobile experience and smarts than 99% of us. For what it's worth, Forbes recently picked him and his blog as a top influencer in the mobile industry.
Opinions are like assholes -- we all have one. But when your predictions are consistently correct for a very long time, this makes you one smart asshole -- and that's what Tomi is
Used it. Developed for it. No thanks. WP7 has several good things going for it -- just not enough good things.
Been there 25 years ago; moved on.