RIM's Hidden Heart Condition

Although I try to avoid linking to [Daring Fireball](http://daringfireball.net/) stuff (simply because there's no need to duplicate Gruber's great work) the [post by Michael Mace](http://mobileopportunity.blogspot.com/2010/10/whats-really-wrong-with-blackberry-and.html) that he [just re-linked](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/05/02/mace-rim) is so excellent that I couldn't help myself.

Mace does a thorough (long) analysis of "how a computer platform dies" that is well supported by data. He makes a compelling case that RIM has crossed a line that the company is going to have a tough time recovering from.

> RIM is like a 53-year-old man who has high blood pressure and cholesterol but tells himself that he's OK because he can still run a half-marathon. You are indeed fine, right up until you have the heart attack. Then it's too late.

His post is more than worth a read if you're at all interested in mobile/tech.