A few days ago when Nokia announced that it would sell it’s ailing handset business to Microsoft, I reached out to a few friends inside Nokia to see if they would share some details on how the deal came together, I got a firm no. I am guessing my criticism of the deal might have something to do with it. Confidentiality was touted as a virtue. Two days later we saw two behind-the-scenes story pop up — one by Ina Fried (better) and Nick Wingfield. It was another reminder what companies say and what they do are always too entirely different things. I also learned from those two stories that Steve Ballmer fell and cut himself during the negotiations. The shrieks accompanied the fall. I am not the only one who noted the strangeness of it all.