It was the kind of event that would surely have moved him to song. If he had time to be a geek. Here’s our take on how the legendary Bob Dylan would have sung about the Nokia-Microsoft deal which went ‘official’ today. To be sung to the tunes of the classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Come gather ’round people
All those with a phone
And admit that the tech
Around you have grown
As the makers of Symbian
Went for Windows Phone
If you have data
That’s worth saving
Then you better start syncing
Your stuff to the cloud

For the tech times they are a-changin’

Those bloggers and critics
Who prophesized for their gain
And kept eyes shut
Because they were on a junket
Have come to realize that
The wheel’s spun again
And we all know
Who it is naming
For if Ovi was a door
It is now with Windows

Oh the tech times they are a-changin’

Oh geeks and developers,
Please heed the call
Bring on the apps
A new era has dawned
And it’s all about
How many apps you install
There’s a battle outside
And it is raging
And it aims to bring Windows
To all of your phones

For the tech times they are a-changin’

Come callers and texters
Throughout the land
Will Elop you criticize
For being the “hidden” hand
Or will you blame old Steve
For grabbing a big brand
Whose platform
Had started burning
The same platform that was once
In everybody’s hand

Oh the tech times they are a-changin’

The deal it is done
The assets, they are passed
Can the slow OS now
Later be fast
As the present now will
Later be past
The tech order
Is always changing
Oh don’t shed tears for someone
Who could later be back

For the tech times they are a-changin’


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Nimish Dubey has been writing for more than a decade now (well, Windows 3.1 was around and Apple was on the verge of being finished when he started). He has been published in a number of publications including The Times of India, Mint, The Economic Times, Mid-Day and Femina on subjects that vary from tech write -ups to book reviews to music album round ups. He managed to interview Michael Schumacher once and write two books for young adults along the way.