November 14, 2012

How Sony Is Turning Into a Ghost

Adelstein & Stucky, Kotaku

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For some people in Japan, Sony is already dead. The only question they have is how did Sony die, or who killed it, and how long will the spectre of Sony remain haunting Japan. It's a pessimistic view of the company but it's one reality in this island country. Mr. and Mrs. Nakayama have run a home appliance and electrical goods shops for more than 50 years in central Tokyo.

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Supercomputers and Your Gadgets
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The Gadget World In Transition
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David Pogue, New York Times
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