Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

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Keep taking the metaphors

Harald Bluetooth was a Viking and King of Denmark between 940 and 981. One of his skills was getting people to talk to each other,

When Harald Bluetooth ruled Denmark, differences between Viking families were settled at large gatherings.

Although things could sometimes get quite violent, people always parted as friends. Similarly, it can also get a little rough when trying to combine the worlds of telecom and data, as well as when large corporations try to agree on sharing technology

Harald Bluetooth was killed around 986 A.D. in battle against his son, Svend Forkbeard. His remains were buried in the cathedral at Roeskilde, where his bones are still preserved, walled up in one of the pillars of the choir.

Wasn't it nice for Ericsson and Sony to re-enact this for us!

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