Alex told me:
Blackberry Poker is so great, man! It’s just perfect. Really cool. The AI is brilliant. It’s so easy to play. Ach! What a great game.
Have you heard anyone talk that way about something made by Blackberry in the last five years?
But this guy just loved it. And my Blackberry was rock-solid – battery lasted forever and the mail app was very neat, much better than most of the fancy new clients in the app stores today.
It’s easy to write off a company, and laugh at their mistakes. But the NYSE has 90+% new companies vs. 100 years ago – everyone fails eventually. Even when the company fails, parts of it can still be “so great, man”.
More musings via @toddmgreen on Twitter.