In the interests of sharing another perspective regarding the RIM news of last week, here is part of a post from Seeking Alpha (it ranks #181 on Technorati, of >55 million blogs; so that’s about as authoritative as blogs get):
In an ironic twist of Canadian lore, I have decided to “Roll Up The Rim” – not to win a prize at Tim Horton’s, but to remove Research In Motion (RIMM) from the Cara 100. What I see going on today at RIM is clearly not an illustration of Best Company practices.
The current situation at RIM is alarming, and has caused me to eliminate the company from the Cara 100. I won’t honor a company that is potentially broken for reasons of its own doing, and which may involve criminality.
I’m still a fan, but there is a bit of a groundswell of concern/disappointment out there. The Securities & Exchange Commission will have the last word, of course.