How about routers, switches, 4G and now 5G wireless base stations, FTTH network and customer prem equipment, optical transport and switching equipment, DSL and POTS equipment, and software to manage all of the above. There is also revenue from professional services installing and maintaining all of the above. Nokia also earns quite a bit of royalties on patents they have accumulated over the years.
If you are using c to solve trivial problems that have zero performance requirements then you are not a good engineer and are wasting your time and your employer's money.
Yes different, C is very "robust" because a native binary is insensitive to machine environments, no need to rely on the client's environment to change, which implies minimal install/"getting started" documentation, etc.
Coding in C is no more difficult than coding in js or any other language once you know what you're doing, it's just the extra build step in the test-debug cycle that chews up the development time.
Like every other choice we make in life there is a cost benefit equation as to what language is "best", also the tools used by the chain of coders and testers in a software house will significantly narrow your choices. For example where I am now the coders all develop for specific versions of visual studio and gcc, if someone handed me an eclipse project it would take an unreasonable amount of time (money) to reconfigure the overnight build environment/scripts.
We've been going downhill since the Washington administration.
How exactly was it a "kick up telco's world dominance"? Was it not an AT&T exclusive? You really have to stretch your imagination to find anything underdog-ish about Apple or the iPhone.
Don't confuse Nokia handsets with Nokia. Nokia itself is alive and well and had about $25 billion in revenue last year. The handset business was spun off to Microsoft because Microsoft was willing to write a big check. Making money on handsets is pretty hard if you don't have either a walled garden store (Apple) or make the actual components like processors, memory, screens (Samsung). Otherwise margins are very thin relative to Nokia's actual network products aimed at carriers.
I think that has more to do with it being full of Norwegians. This also is effective strategy in Lake Wobegon, where the children are all above average.
Synthetic Sapphire (Corundum) crystal is very hard and scratch resistant, but also very brittle. I would expect it to be inferior to Corning's solution unless it was much thicker.
The key elements in human thinking are not numbers but labels of fuzzy sets. -- L. Zadeh