Friday, July 02, 2004

Sony's problem

This article explains why in my opinion, Sony products suck. This is a quote:
He then goes on to say that the source of the problem lies in Japan, which wants to force products on consumers to buy products by only using standards that people need their special devices to listen to or view. He believes that the debate over which formats to support will continue on past this first wave of new products we’re seeing, and that another contact at Sony, one who deals with high-level executives in Tokyo, told him that the company’s top leadership makes decisions based on what is popular Japan and feels that what they make should be based only on what Japanese consumers like (see MiniDisc). They refuse to pay attention to other trends around the world and that this has been a problem for a few years, such that regardless of how models without MP3 support fare, you won’t see them discontinued.