It's hard to fathom how a company like Nokia has found itself in the position it now occupies.
It's not just that Nokia is the world's biggest handset maker (it is) or the world's biggest smartphone maker (it is). It's that Nokia used to get everything so right. How did they manage to get it so, so wrong?
There are several people in the CNN newsroom and elsewhere who refuse to accept my cynical standpoint on Christmas. I have grudgingly grinned and borne it, despite the following defenses for my dislike:
But while Christmas has its plus points (family togetherness and food chief among them), I cannot fathom why anyone would choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’m not the cynical one here. The whole occasion is a cynically conceived and cynically executed exercise in fakery.