Howard Stringer — American Businessman born on February 19, 1942,

Sir Howard Stringer is a Welsh-American businessman. He served as chairman of the board, chairman, president and CEO of Sony Corporation. He is also the head of the board of trustees of the American Film Institute and now serves as a non-executive director of the BBC... (wikipedia)

When color TV arrived, it just sat there and you saw color. I've been to retail stores where there were no 3-D glasses at all and the 3-D images were all blurred. People were coming in and saying, 'I don't want to buy that.' There's a lot of marketing connected to introducing technologies and especially introducing new experiences.
Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
For Sony, owning a studio is a gamble and probably a pretty good one, now that in the broadband era having content is a great advantage when you sell devices that in a ubiquitous world of distribution can actually show programs, movies, content directly to the consumer. So that you actually create, in a digital world, real synergy.
Content and technology are strange bed fellows. We are joined together. Sometimes we misunderstand each other. But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
I've played a Nintendo Wii. I don't see it as a competitor. It's more of an expensive niche game device. We're selling a lot of PlayStation 3s now and it's still the best way to buy a Blu-ray player.

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