I know that Nokia — Symbian Nokia, biggest-phone-maker-in-the-world Nokia — is dead and gone. It missed one too many turns in the road to the modern mobile platform, and for that, it paid the ultimate price. But that particular version of Nokia did many amazing things in its long run atop the proto-smartphone kingdom. (Just read my love letter to the N95 from last year.) And even today, I'm occasionally reminded of Old Nokia's outside-the-box ingenuity — ingenuity that often failed to strike gold, but nearly always felt ahead of its time.