Slashdot on Sony Schizophrenia [3:11 pm]
The Slashdot story, Father of PlayStation Admits Sony Mistakes (a repeat of Sony Admits MP3 Error), cites this AP Wire report: Update 2: Sony Video Chief Admits Strategic Mistakes [pdf]
Ken Kutaragi, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said he and other Sony employees have been frustrated for years with management’s reluctance to introduce products like Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod, mainly because the Tokyo company had music and movie units that were worried about content rights.
Now, Sony’s divisions are finally beginning to work together and share a common agenda, Kutaragi said at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo.
[...] High-ranking Sony officials have rarely publicly said their proprietary views were a mistake. Kutaragi, who has long been viewed as a candidate to lead Sony, was unusually direct in acknowledging Sony had made an error and blaming proprietary concerns from its entertainment division.
Later: Sony’s quarterly report discussed here - Tax Credits Give Sony Profit, Masking Troubled Quarter