Steve Mosher steve at
Tue Apr 7 22:11:28 CEST 2009

Like I said, if it bleeds, it leeds.

When you have a major announcement such as seans you have two options:

1. Try to control the press response beforehand. Brief the press 
beforehand, do a press release, release an official statement on the
same day as the event. A controlled blast.

2. Drop that bombshell,  some of the press will get it wrong, and then
use that opportunity.

In my mind the community had earned the right to be the first to know.
So, I picked option 2. Let Sean tell the community first and then I will
go out and correct any misunderstanding. Explaining our position FIRST 
on the community list, and then to the press and the rest of the world.

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:00:04 +0200 rixed at said:
>> -[ Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:58:33AM +0200, arne anka ]----
>>>> Openmoko stopps development of free mobile phones
>>>> In my opinion it suggerates the wrong message.
>>> so?
>>> phone development means gta03 -- and that indeed stopped.
>> The project is _delayed_, and openmoko still want to build new phones in the
>> future, and most importantly do not give up building open devices (go for the
>> open hair dryer! :-)).
>> When Nokia annouces that the n810 is discontinued and will have no more
>> support in the future, nobody gives a damn. Why ?
> because nokia make dozens of phones and are not stopping ALL of them. when a
> company stops its entire development of new products in a product line... in
> fact its ONLY product that is publically known (development meaning the next
> improved version) it does make new. it matters. it is the same as is nokia
> stopped making ALL phones and decided to start making shoes instead. that'd make
> news!. :) these things  create a life of their own - if they are correct or
> not. the media interprets it in the way to make it as sensational as possible.
> sensation sells to readers. readers mean ads ... and ads are revenue. if half
> the worlds news was reported realistically in proportion.. you would have a
> pretty boring media. :)

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