Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
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RE[5]: Ownership or Rental?
by Kivada on Wed 8th Sep 2010 10:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ownership or Rental?"
Kivada
Member since:
2010-07-07

Oh I know all about the MD, I was set on getting one myself, till I started finding the horror stories of people like yourself all over the net.

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RE[6]: Ownership or Rental?
by Neolander on Wed 8th Sep 2010 10:38 in reply to "RE[5]: Ownership or Rental?"
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2010-03-08

Oh I know all about the MD, I was set on getting one myself, till I started finding the horror stories of people like yourself all over the net.

Then you'll agree with me that it's funny how similar those two stories are. The way I see it, the following list perfectly describes the Sony product creation cycle :

1/Some guy has a great idea, tells the management
2/Management check if they have some funding, if the idea sounds commercially viable, and says that's okay
3/Engineers start to work on the product, make it even greater than the original idea while keeping it low-priced
4/???
5/When the product is released (or some times later, after an update), it's full of silly limitations based on user distrust. People get pissed off, especially when product reliability gets hurt in the way. Sony reputation suffers.
6/Go back to step 1.

Edited 2010-09-08 10:40 UTC

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RE[7]: Ownership or Rental?
by bitwelder on Thu 9th Sep 2010 06:50 in reply to "RE[6]: Ownership or Rental?"
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2010-04-27

4. must be something like: when the prototype is presented internally, the marketing/legal department understands they are sitting on some golden eggs, and they recommends/dictate that it should not fall under any circumstances in competitor hands.
Hence 4B: engineering round to add 'countermeasures'

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