Mike Kirkup, former Senior Director of Developer Relations at RIM has long since left the company and moved onto becoming the Director of Student Innovation at the University of Waterloo's Velocity program. As you can derive from the title, that means he's still involved within the Waterloo region and gets to see how RIM's current situation is impacting the area around him. Taking to CTV's Canada AM today, Mike got to speak about RIM, their current issues and what it all means to the Waterloo community as a whole.
Personally, I've always held some emotion for those who seem to actually want RIM to fail, never looking at the situation as a whole. If RIM for whatever reason fails, it's not a good thing for anyone. Many people across the globe will be affected. It was nice to see someone else actually address that fact to a broader audience rather than just placing a Canadian perspective on it.