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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Telecom Kremlinology

Bruce Sterling:

*Tomi Ahonen is my favorite industry analyst. Studying the mobile business is like Kremlinology; it's boring on the face of it, and most of the heavy operators are evil people who lie all the time, even to each other and themselves. And then, by sparkling contrast, there's this Ahonen guy. He's such a committed and relentless contrarian that he comes across like Solzhenitsyn.

*Here he is weeping for an entire half-hour about Nokia. And he's right, y'know; the fate of Nokia really is a fantastic business story. A gigantic story of Gothic High-Tech collapse.

[I've no idea who Tomi Ahonen is, I just adore the description]

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