Half a decade later, and we both had the same dual 2GHz PowerMac G5s.
Going through my backups this afternoon, I stumbled upon all the photos I took with my Sony Vaio PCG-C1VM laptop. It was one of the first laptops to include a built in webcam, and took horribly bad 320x240 images! Still, at the time it was my only digital camera, so I spent ages taking shots with it like the silly nerd I was.
According to the time stamp, this photo was taken on the 11th of July 2001. I think it was on our balcony at Highpoint in Singapore. Nostalgia!
This spring's major security breach has blemished the reputation of Sony's fledgling subscription-music service, Qriocity. And Sony already had plenty to worry about even before the intrusion. ~ CNET
Nervousness about security and privacy of Sony data aside, they were most likely worrying about what their marketing department was smoking when they called it Qriocity. Can't be good for the corporate health plan.
Pardon the French, but it's now official if we didn't already suspect it: the people in charge of old media companies are... well, morons. According to Current.com (thanks to @Tarale for the link), Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton had this to say about the internet:
"I’m a guy who doesn’t see anything good having come from the Internet," said Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive officer Michael Lynton. "Period."
I was going to launch into my own detailed rebuttal discussing how the internet has reduced the barriers to entry for so many creative people and businesses around the world that could not have had their material published and sold before, but why do it when someone else has already said it better. From Slarabee in the comments section:
Of course he does see anything good coming from the internet. Information should only be for those that can afford to buy it, control it and use it to make more money and screw the masses.
If people like Mr Lynton are representing their way of thinking, traditional media companies are in an even more disastrous shape than I ever could have imagined.
Pardon the French again, but... what a jackarse!