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Old 07-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by branko
...whenever I see those four letters SONY nowadays I read ROOTKIT instead.
Can't fault you for that, branko -- I used to hold a similar view. On the other hand, they've really been burned for the root-kit thing (as they should have been), so I think they've learned that lesson, at least -- I think every government office that has any wit at all has pretty well banned all Sony hardware and software for that episode.

Honestly, though, don't you think that the SD support (not to mention TXT, RTF, PDF, mp3, AAC, etc.) could be a sign that they might be capable of learning from past mistakes?

I'm not asking you to change your position, mind you. I'm just if you can consider that they might be showing signs of learning.

Personally, I'm increasingly satisfied that they have, indeed, learned from their errors, possibly more than we appreciate (they are a big company, after all, learning would necessarily be a slow process )

Whether you trust them or not is rightfully your decision, I'm just exploring the "could they change" question.
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