If you remember a couple of years ago, Sony started putting root-kit tecnology on a number of its CDs as a way to inflict DRM on its customers. If you want to learn more about Sony and root-kits, do a search on root-kits in the search window right here on the site.
After people realized what Sony was doing, there was a huge uproar in the tech community including some trips to court and some indemnification of users who had their computers damaged by Sony’s root-kit technology.
One would think that Sony would have learned its lesson, but apparently not because it has recently come out that Sony has started releasing games with root-kits! Are you kidding me?
This just further illustrates that Sony could be in the beginnings of corporate death throes. Sony has always been an innovator in the electronics industry. An innovator comes up with creative ideas to address problems in the marketplace. They come up with new products that reinvent the space.
A time comes however when a company becomes more interested in protecting its bottom line rather than investing in new innovative products. This is the beginning of the end.
Don’t get me wrong, Sony will still be around for a long time, but they will continue to become more and more irrelevant.
The artists and dreamers have left Sony. Those with vision have given way to those who are only interested in bottom-line antics that give an illusion of protecting profits.
There is an irony here. Moves meant to protect the bottom-line that are anti-customer will slowly bleed away profits until a company either radically changes or simply fades away.
Sony, change your ways, because right now, you are a nigtmare of a company!