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Rewriting Nokia’s History of Microsoft Takeover

Posted in Microsoft at 10:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Readers report a surge in the number of whitewash placements or articles

wHEN YAHOO! got abducted and destroyed by Microsoft we wrote all about it. Later on there was a disgusting wave of whitewash and revisionism, saying that Yahoo! would have basically ended up the same way if Microsoft hadn’t gotten involved.

“It is bad enough that Microsoft destroyed Nokia, MeeGo, and even hurt Qt/KDE; it’s another thing for all of this history to be erased.”Right now we find a similar wave of whitewash and propaganda. Andrew Orlowski, the longtime FOSS basher, writes about Nokia at a time when Elop et al. try to rewrite history and pretend that MeeGo would not have worked. Ask Samsung or Jolla if that makes any sense. As one writer put it: “Nokia Brings a Very Dull Knife To the Smartphone Fight Nokia has managed to sidestep ruin with its Lumia smartphones that are doing surprisingly well in a market that’s already saturated with iPhones, Android handsets, and Blackberries. They’ve successfully carved out a small niche with devices that genuinely have something new to offer in terms of UI and capabilities. So why has it pegged its new Apple attack ad on on something as mundane as color?”

Please report to us articles that blame anything but Microsoft for Nokia’s rapid collapse. These needs to be corrected because they are spread after the liars seed the revisionism. It is bad enough that Microsoft destroyed Nokia, MeeGo, and even hurt Qt/KDE; it’s another thing for all of this history to be erased.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    October 16, 2012 at 8:39 am


    Tomi Ahonen would be a good resource on this topic. Revisionism in the Nokia fiasco is a growing problem. More mainstream publications are pushing the falsified version of events than are actually following facts.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Can you drop some links about it?

    Needs Sunlight Reply:

    His main blog is here:

    But though he has not covered it lately, he has covered it in great detail at other times.

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