Unless Mr. Stringer has a miraculous conversion to new technology and new open formats, this will just continue Sony's descent into irrelevancy. Another sad moment in "how NOT to develop software".

From Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.: Sony Stakes Future in Entertainment, Not Technology.:

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Stringer is one of the leaders of an entertainment cartel that uses copyright law to thwart innovation that it can't control or veto. His appointment to the head of Sony means, simply, that the entertainment side controls the company.

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