I grew up in the mobile phone era. Go back almost two decades ago and it was the year 2002. I was saving money to buy myself a Nokia, after having owned an Alcatel. One of the most popular and still a motive for many memes today, the Nokia 3310 was the mobile phone that pretty much everyone had and they had it for years. Fast-forward 2010 or 2015 and people still held 3310 close to their heart.
A few weeks ago I got the chance to watch an interesting documentary “The Rise and Fall of Nokia” (by BBC) about this Finish unicorn company that pretty much revolutionized the mobile industry. Not in the sense of Apple (with touch-screens) but in the sense of making the mobile phone sufficiently easy to carry and “humane”.Continue reading →