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Mobilism 2015 is over

5 April 2013 · PPK

This article deplores the tendency of Americans to forget how important the rest of the world was in the creation and dissemination of the mobile phone. In fact, until fairly recently the US played only a subsidiary role. That's now how US tech writers represent that history, though.

More in general, this is one of the worst problems of the mobile world. Clueless American tech writers forced Nokia into Stephen Elop's hands by being unwilling to believe in anything not invented in America, and pay far too much attention to Apple vs. Google while ignoring the other actors. This will have to stop someday. That day is not now, unfortunately.

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