There's an Aussie joke ... "how do you set up a new zealander in small business? Give them a large business and wait".
It's not that funny ... but neither is sony.
A $500 million loss, eh?
Saying a company is profitable, while selling major assets, and firing staff doesn't fly with me, it's just fancy accounting. They are going down the tubes.
Here's a thought ... no one wants Sonys under-featured drm crippled products.
Even my technologically illiterate parents mentioned the Sony cd malware/rootkit fiasco to me the other day .... it might be 5 years late, but my dad uses his cds on his laptop now, and takes his music with him.
It's amazing how pulling stupid $hit catches up with you ... well not really. It's payback time....