FAILING UPWARDS

“Are we meeting the specific goals this year? Not to the agressive levels we’ve set.”

Intel executive Abhi Talwalkar, explaining the Itanium chip’s failure in the blunt language of Santa Clara, News.com, 8 September 2004

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FINLAND, FINLAND, FINLAND!

“The hype about everything going digital is over. What happened when Nokia grew in the 1990’s was that Finland was suddenly an interesting place. Now the situation has changed, and we are back in normal times.”

Finnish professor Ilpo Koskinen, on the welcome return of Nordic ennui to the land of Linux and cell phones, The New York TImes, 4 September 2004