On being stealth

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great examples, too often people look for individual anecdotes to back up cliches and so it is good to see counter-anecdotes.

Specifically, I also agree with your comments about Kin. I'm sure that Microsoft did a lot of usability tests (with NDAs) for the Kin. Stealth mode was the least of Kin's problems.

Soon after release, Microsoft chose to terminate the Kin, but a different company (or Microsoft at a different time) may well have chosen to iterate and persevere. These are judgment calls and can't be decided on cliches.