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Old 05-13-2005, 05:51 AM   #2
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Sony in the game?

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Originally Posted by Alexander
Sony is in the game again, and we hope they've learned from their mistakes (we absolutely don't want another Librie fiasco).
Well let's see...

Sony is still pushing their worthless Memory Stick format - after it's been proven that it's a market failure.

Sony only recently realized that people have MP3 files and won't use a player that doesn't support MP3.

For an eBook device to take off, it will probably support some sort of DRM, but it must also support open formats - without the need to use priprietary software on closed systems to "convert" the open format. It will also have to embrace standard memory expansion (i.e. no memory stick - or if they use it, the device must also support something like SD).

Sony has shown time and again that they have the ability to do it. But they keep listening to the morons in their company that think that "proprietary" = "good". As consumers, we all know that "proprietary" = "good" is only for companies. For consumers "proprietary" always = "bad".
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