Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 11:54 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems Sony is a company which is not exactly loved by technologists, despite the fact it has come up with some damn fine technology - with my personal favourite being the MiniDisc format. The problem with Sony has always been that it was stuck in the old ways of doing things (proprietary, closed, DRM), and of course things like the rootkit scandal didn't help either. It seems like things are about to change, with Sony's CEO announcing a new direction for the company - focussed on openness.
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RE[3]: Walkman owners
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Walkman owners"
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I still swear by MiniDisc. A few years ago I moved to HiMD, and am still hapy. The quality and ruggedness of the medium as well as the players themselves is unparalleled.

My previous MD portable MD player once got a coca cola bath, and still worked afterwards. I had a plastic bottle of coke in my bag, and for some mysterious reason, it started leaking (didn't screw the cap on properly, I guess). My MD player bathed in cola for like an hour, and I was preparing for the worst.

The thing continued to function for years after that, until I finally threw it away because I bought that portable HiMD recorder.

It did always retain its sugary smell, though.

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