[OffT] Re: [ILUG] sony issues
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Fri May 12 10:06:26 IST 2006
On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 09:34 +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> Just to be annoying...
> On Thu, 11 May 2006, Colm Buckley wrote:
> > The important thing to remember about Sony is that they are far
> > from being a single monolithic company; they're more like (to use
> > someone's memorable phrase) "a cluster of companies flying in
> > formation".
> Flying in formation would imply things like strong leadership,
> meticulous planning and preparation, diligent execution. I.e. not
> quite same thing as:
> > It's quite possible for something the size of Sony to take
> > extremely contradictory stands on various technologies and issues;
> > the left hand simply doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
I can understand this. Sony chips are very good, but totally
unavailable, unless some catalogue supplier stocks them. I got such a
situation, (They put one in the old Sega Megadrive) and the catalogue
supplier (RS)could not even get a datasheet from Sony. Datasheets are
the basic design (and therefore sales) tool for a chip. It seems Sony
want to own your company before they talk to you.
With Best Regards,
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